CCTV, panic buttons among features of 50 newly inducted buses in Delhi

50 new cluster buses were launched by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday.

New Delhi:

Pink seats for women, CCTV cameras and panic buttons with sirens – these are some of the features of the 50 new bus bundles announced by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday.

The buses, reported by Rajghat depot here, comply with Bharat Stage VI emission standard and are equipped with Intelligent Transport System (ITS), CCTV cameras and panic buttons with siren for safety passengers.

The low-floor buses have pink seats for women and the live feed from the vehicles will be broadcast to the Central Command and Control Center (CCC), officials said.

The buses are equipped with GPS and a heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system as well as a fire detection and extinguishing system.

These buses will operate from the newly constructed bus depot in Bawana Sector 5 and aim to improve rural connectivity.

To date, the cluster buses operate on 360 routes. These buses will run on six additional routes.

New routes include Bawana JJ Colony to New Delhi Railway Station Gate No-2, Narela Terminal to D Block MangolPuri Terminal, Qutab Garg to Azadpur, Manglapuri to Mehrauli, Rithala to IGI Airport Terminal 2. To date, Delhi has 7,320 buses (CNG and electric combined) as part of its urban bus transport fleet.

This includes 4,010 buses operated under Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) and 3,310 buses operated under Delhi Integrated Multimodal Transit Systems (DIMTS). The DTC operates 250 low-floor electric buses in its fleet.

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