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31.3.16

5,700 more buses India: * 3,000 to Delhi ** 2,700 to APSRTC's fleet

* Delhi - Govt promises 3,000 new buses, 1,000 in premium segment

... In the last budget, the government had promised to procure 1,380 semi-low floor buses, 500 mini buses for DTC and another 1,000 buses under the cluster scheme... Though that plan was shelved, the government has now proposed to procure 3,000 buses — 1,000 under cluster scheme, 1,000 non-ac under DTC and 1,000 premium buses under public private partnership... DTC has 4,461 buses which include 3,781 low-floor buses and 680 standard floor buses. About 1,490 cluster buses are operational... The government also plans to renovate bus terminals at Sarai Kale Khan and Anand Vihar with world-class passenger amenities and a new ISBT at Dwarka is also proposed. About 1,397 new Bus Queue Shelters are proposed to be constructed under PPP mode but the government had made the same promise in the last budget... The government has also increased the one-time fixed subsidy for e-rickshaw from existing `15,000 to `30,000. Electric vehicles have been exempted from road tax... 
(HT Photo - DTC has 4,461 buses which include 3,781 low-floor buses and 680 standard floor buses. About 1,490 cluster buses are operational)   --  New Delhi, India - The Hindustan Times, by Faizan Haider - Mar 29, 2016


* Andhra Pradesh RTC in the fast lane


-- Striking a fine balance between reforms and welfare, the A.P. State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) is treading cautiously to wriggle out of financial crisis... In addition to the series of passenger-friendly initiatives that have changed the face of its main bus stand Pandit Nehru Bus Station, the officials now plan to add 2,700 new buses to its fleet. This will cost the RTC around Rs.625 crore... Of the total 2,700 buses, 1,500 will be Express and Deluxe buses, 750 Super Luxury, 450 buses will be operated exclusively in Tirumala Ghat roads and 80 Indra buses... The Transport Corporation had switched over to use of 100 per cent eco-friendly bio-diesel fuel... Keeping in view welfare of its work force, the RTC is planning to introduce an accident insurance policy. Under the scheme, in the event of any RTC employee or worker meeting with a casualty, the insurance company will pay a sum of Rs.5 lakh... The Corporation is also toying with the idea of introducing a major group insurance scheme for general public... 
(Image: Parked Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation's buses)   --   Vijayawada, A.P., India - The Hindu, by P. SUJATHA VARMA - March 27, 2016

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