Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) will have new 21 buses in its fleet by September this year. These buses are a part of 1,000 cluster scheme buses which will be indicted in DTC.
Three concessionaires have been selected by the Delhi Government which will run these 1,000 buses under four different clusters.
“Three companies have been selected for operating 1,000 buses in four different clusters after the opening of financial bids. These companies are Antony Garage Private Ltd, Kapoor Watch Company and Green City Transport,” said a senior Delhi government official.
“We have recommended these three companies to the Delhi cabinet and these companies will be finalised to operate buses under four clusters, following approval by the council of ministers,” he added.
The bus cluster scheme is operated by Delhi Integrated Multi Modal Transit System (DIMTS), whereby the operator is paid per kilometre, while the revenue from ticket sales goes to the Government.
“Once we receive the final approval from the Delhi cabinet, the companies would be given a work order. The companies will then procure buses from vendors, with the first lot arriving in the next three months,” the official said.