To encourage the use of public transportation in the capital city during the implementation of odd-even scheme, the Delhi Government has decided to allow free travel in all the DTC and cluster buses.
The odd-even scheme is starting this November 13 to tackle the growing problem of pollution in the city.
“To encourage use of public transport during odd-even, Delhi govt to allow free travel for commuters in all DTC and Cluster buses from 13-17 November,” tweeted Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot .
Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal is also hopeful that this move will encourage people to switch to public transport.
The Delhi Transport Corporation has around 4,000 buses and over 1,600 cluster buses. More than 35 lakh passengers travel in DTC buses daily.
The odd-even scheme will be implemented during 8am-8pm slot. Women drivers and two wheelers have been exempted from the scheme.