Delhi Odd-Even Plan: Over 41 Lakh Commuters Use DTC Bus Service

Over 41 lakh commuters travelled by DTC buses in the naitonal capital on the 4th day of the odd-even rule.

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There are currently 7,143 buses plying in Delhi. (Photo: iStockphoto)

Over 41 lakh commuters travelled by Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) buses in the national capital on the fourth day of implementation of the odd-even car rationing scheme.

A total of 41.63 lakh passengers travelled by the DTC buses yesterday. In the morning, a total of 5,391 buses were put into service for facilitating commuters.

Senior DTC Official

The DTC helpline number received around 1,200 calls of which 1,124 were queries regarding availability of buses, while the remaining were suggestions and complaints, said the official.

There were 25 calls offering suggestions, 57 were complaints, of which 40 were against autorickshaws. Nine were against buses and one was against the Gramin Sewa service.

Delhi Transport minister Gopal Rai said that the department was running a total of 7,143 buses including DTC, cluster service and additional buses procured from private bus operators and schools. The transport department will no longer ask schools for more buses. The 7,143 buses being run presently will continue running till 15 January, he added.

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