The Delhi government is working on a mobile phone app which will provide commuters the schedule and availability of seats in the city’s buses through the day. Senior government officials also said that the app would also have a feature which would enable residents of the capital to hire autorickshaws.
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia told PTI that the steps were being taken keeping the need to minimise pollution in mind. “For making the city congestion- and pollution-free, we need a better public transport system. Keeping this in mind, we have developed a mobile application through which commuters can get details of location, seat availability and schedule of DTC and Cluster buses plying in Delhi,” Sisodia said.
He also said the Delhi government had decided to acquire 10,000 new buses. They would be acquired through public private partnership.
Senior government officials said, “The applications is being tested currently and will be launched soon. The app will also show the location and mobile numbers of the closest auto rickshaw drivers. The main focus is to incentivise the use of public transport in any way possible.”