‘Dedicated bays for local buses at ISBT’ | Delhi News
NEW DELHI: Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot visited on Kashmir Gate interstate bus terminal (ISBT) during a surprise inspection and reviewed changes made to improve passenger comfort and reduce traffic jam.
The Delhi government said in a statement that the transport department is trying to reshape and revamp the public transport hub and under a proposed traffic plan, the ISBT will have dedicated bus bays for intra-buses. urban or local.
He said Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) and Cluster Scheme buses dropped off passengers at Mori Gate Bus Stand, which is about 500 meters from Kashmere Gate ISBT. On the other hand, interstate buses entered from the side of GT Karnal Road, causing heavy congestion on the main road. As the bus platforms are behind the main entrance of the bus station, this will also provide direct access to gate number 8 of Kashmere Gate metro station.
“Kashmere Gate ISBT has already served many intercity and intracity passengers working as a hub due to the availability of metro and bus services,” Gahlot said in a statement. “I am confident that with the further improvements we are making to ISBT, both inside and out, we will have a world-class transit center that Delhi can be proud of,” he said. he declares.
Gahlot also asked senior officials to develop dedicated prepaid parking booths and spaces for autorickshaws and taxis, in addition to app-based taxi drop-off points. The statement said that during the visit, it was discussed that the underutilized Delhi Metro car park on the north side can be merged with the proposed modification plan, improved parking and pick up and drop off facility at the ISBT.
He ordered that adequate transit cards and signage be placed at all major locations inside and outside the ISBT for easy access and movement. The Minister also interacted with intercity bus drivers and passengers regarding improvements they would suggest.
Gahlot paid a surprise visit to the Transportation Department headquarters at Civil Lines before visiting the ISBT.