Eighteen additional buses were launched under the bus cluster scheme on Saturday. These buses will mainly ply in North and West Delhi and will operate on two more routes 78 and 108. These buses will operate from the bus depot at Banda Bahadur Marg in North Delhi. These new routes are from clusters 3 and 5. Route number 78 operates from Azadpur to Inderpuri JJ Colony,while number 108 operates from Nehru Vihar/Balak Ram Hospital to H N Clock Tower. Eight buses will ply on route number 78 and 10 on number 108.
Some important stops of route number 78 are Azadpur,Wazipur Depot,Punjabi Bagh,Shadipur Depot,Naraina Industrial Area and Inderpuri. Route number 108 will have stops at Balak Ram Hospital,Mall Road,Khalsa College and Hari Nagar Clock Tower. The buses on these routes will also provide connectivity to the Metro. At present only 247 buses are plying under the cluster scheme due to lack of depot space in Delhi.
Meanwhile,an intra-city bus service was launched in Leisure Valley Park,Gurgaon,on Saturday. In the first phase,72 buses will ply along four routes.