Delhi government’s proposal: Delhi public buses to run with full seating capacity is approved Anil Baijal
Delhi public buses to run with full seating capacity:approves Anil Baijal
New Delhi: Anil Baijal, Delhi Lt governor has approved Delhi government’s proposal to allow Delhi public buses to run with full seating capacity. However, covid 19 cases are constantly increasing at an alarming rate.
Due to covid pandemic, the buses were operated with a capacity of 20 passengers:
Currently, the buses are running with 20 passengers due to an ongoing covid pandemic.
Interstate bus services to be resumed: Baijal
Baijal is the chairman of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority( DDMA). Baijal has approved to resume inter state bus services. Also, planning is being done to have a standard opening procedure and most probably the service will start from next week, as said by a government official.
The matter to raise the number of passengers in DTC and Cluster buses discussed in the DDMA meeting:
On 23 October there was a DDMA meeting. In the meeting, the issue to raise the number of passengers in DTC and Cluster buses was raised. Kailash Gahlot, Transport minister has sought permission for full seating of about 40 -45 passengers. DTC and cluster buses have a capacity of 40-45 passengers. The permission has been granted for full seating without any passenger standing on the buses.
Passengers had to wait in long queues due to reduced capacity of buses amid ongoing covid pandemic:
Because of the reduced capacity of passengers during the ongoing covid pandemic, there used to be long queues at the bus stops in the city. Besides this approval, let’s not forget that covid cases are increasing day by day.