Delhi: ISBT at Kashmere Gate, Sarai Kale Khan and Anand Vihar to be reopened soon. Delhi is planning to reopen its interstate bus terminals (ISBTs) which had been shut for over seven months due to covid pandemic. With the reopening of Delhi’s ISBT, the UPSRTC’s( UP state road transport corporations) Kaushambi ISBT is likely to be de-congested.
Delhi: ISBT at Kashmere Gate, Sarai Kale Khan and Anand Vihar to be reopened soon.
UPSRTC operates about 1500 buses from three Delhi ISBTs. However, the operations were shifted to Kaushambi which otherwise operated 600 buses after the government decided to reopen them. During the lockdown, in the initial days, Kaushambi was also shit. However, it was repoed to ferry the migrant Labourers to their homes in other districts of Uttar Pradesh.
Kailash Gahlot is Delhi’s transport minister. On Monday, he said that the ISBTs at Kashmere Gate, Sarai Kale Khan and Anand Vihar are likely to be reopened soon. He said they will open before Diwali that is 14 November.
AK Singh is the regional manager of UPSRTC. He said,
“Since the three ISBTs were shut, we curtailed our operations. Of the 1500 buses, we shifted 800 to Kaushambi. Of the 800, most run on diesel.”
Due to shutting down of ISBTs of Delhi, there was a surge in buses operating from Kaushambi. Diesel burns inefficiently and hence is considered to be a polluting fuel. The buses used to be parked on the roadside. also there used to be a constant honking as well as their movement generated a lot of dust. All the buses have led to rising in different pollution sources for the residents of that place.