Thursday, December 31, 2015

On Average, Everyday, 15% (~500) Buses are Not Utilized in Delhi

Even as the city grapples with the extra strain on public transport during the odd-even days, at least 400 to 500 buses lie unutilised at depots at any given point. The reasons range from poor maintenance to missed trips. This is, at times, equal to the total bus fleet in some of the smaller cities. According to an analysis by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), the number of passengers availing the DTC bus service is stagnating. If DTC were to utilise its entire fleet, complete all scheduled trips and eliminate missed trips, it can carry at least 25 lakh additional passengers daily. More @ Times of India

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