Commuting is expected to become easy in the national capital with the Delhi Government announcing an app-based Premium Bus service starting from June 1 which will allow people to book their seats using their smartphones.
For getting a license from Delhi government’s Transport department for plying these AC buses, an aggregator will have to run at lease 50 vehicles under this scheme. In this context, a bus aggregator will have an individual app like Ola, Uber and they will be allowed to decide their fares which will be open to governmental intervention in case of predatory or high pricing.
Welcoming this move, Ola said that it looks forward to working with the government in extending a world class daily commute solution from Ola Shuttle, to citizens across the state.
The registration of app-based Premium buses will start from June 1. As per the new policy, the bus aggregators will determine the routes on which Premium buses will ply from time-to-time and specify such routes along with the time schedule of each trip on its web-based application.
As a security measure, the government has made compulsory installation of two CCTV cameras, wi-fi and GPS in each bus to be plied under the new service. The bus aggregators will also need to have a panic button on their app keeping in mind safety of women.