Delhi government is planning to hire 500 buses to ensure smooth commute of public in national capital as more than 15 lakh private cars are expected to keep off road per day as soon as odd-even scheme kicks in from Monday.
The Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government on Thursday evening announced to roll out odd-even scheme from November 13 to November 17. The scheme will be in place from 8am to 8pm. Women drivers and two-wheelers have been exempted from the odd-even scheme. The scheme has been imposed in view of the severe air pollution level in the city.
Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot said, “The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has also promised to provide 100 small buses during the period.”
The Delhi transport minister has directed the state transport corporation to arrange at least 500 buses so the people can travel smoothly in the city.
According to Delhi Transport Corporation officials they are in talks with private players to arrange at least 500 additional busses to run in Delhi roads as odd-even scheme is imposed.
According to the official figures, DTC buses carry more than 35 lakh passengers every day.