The first batch of buses will hit the roads by December, while the procurement process will be completed by May 2020, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia announced at a press conference at the Delhi Secretariat.
The decision was taken on June 3, at the same meeting where the proposal to exempt women from paying fares in public transport was floated, according to an official memo signed by Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot.
Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot made the announcement on Friday. Najafgarh, in the city’s south-western fringes, has 10 towns and 41 villages, many of which fell out of the transport map over the years due to the depleting bus fleet.
The system will enable DTC to conduct routine appraisals of the drivers’ performance in terms of punctuality, safety and adherence to prescribed routes, timings and stoppages, an official document states.
The complainant, an English (Hons) student, claimed that no one came forward to help her even after she raised an alarm. Although an FIR in the matter was registered at Vasant Vihar police station on February 8, no arrest has been made so far.