Aggregator should have 3 years of experience in handling vehicles. At least 100 buses will have to be introduced every year or a fleet of at least 1000 passenger cars will have to be brought every year. The aggregator can also bring in a fleet of cars and buses. The aggregator shall operate and maintain at least 50 premium buses within 90 days of the license.
New Delhi: The Delhi government is going to bring changes in the public transport sector. Like developed countries, people living in Delhi will also be able to travel in luxury buses in the coming days. This scheme is being brought with the aim of shifting the economically capable people driving in cars to public transport. According to the Delhi government, this will be the first time in India, that luxury premium buses will run on the roads of Delhi.
In these buses, ticket booking will be done through the app or web itself and everyone will get a seat. The special thing about this scheme is that the government will not decide the route for running the buses, but according to the traffic, the aggregator itself will decide the route of the buses, but the Delhi government will have to inform about it. The aggregator will decide the fare of premium buses according to the market.
Delhi Premium Bus Service Scheme
The Delhi government has finalized the scheme and is now sending it to the LG for approval. CM Arvind Kejriwal gave information about the premium bus scheme on Monday. He said that there is a lot of traffic in Delhi because there are more private vehicles. If people traveling on cars and scooters have to be taken on public transport, then we have to ensure it is comfortable, safe and its timing.
The middle and upper middle class had left their vehicles and started going by metro. Due to this, there was a shortage of vehicles on the roads of Delhi. But gradually the traffic on the roads of Delhi has increased a lot. The metro is overcrowded, people don’t get a place to sit and the journey is not comfortable. That’s why many people have started traveling back in their vehicles.
The CM Arvind Kejriwal said that there are buses of DTC and clusters in Delhi. These buses are mostly used by lower-middle-class people. There are AC buses in Delhi too, but there is no guarantee of a seat. Traveling in these buses is not as comfortable as the upper middle class and middle class would expect. These premium buses will operate only in Delhi. Each bus will have a seating capacity of not more than 12 passengers. For this, the aggregator will be given a license for 5 years. The government has also fixed the license fee.
Under this, 5 lakh rupees will have to be paid to get a new license. 2500 will have to be paid as a fee for renewal of license, taking duplicate license and change of address. While the aggregator bringing the electric bus will not have to pay the license fee. At the same time, the aggregator will also have to deposit security to get the license. If the aggregator wants to bring 100 buses, then for this one lakh rupees will have to be deposited as security. Similarly, Rs 2.50 lakh will have to be deposited for bringing 1000 buses and Rs 5 lakh for bringing more than 1000 buses.
CM Arvind Kejriwal told about the licensing conditions of these buses that no bus older than three years will be allowed in it. Whatever bus will be purchased after January 1, 2024, all of them will be electric. CM told that after getting approval from LG, he will put the scheme on the website to take feedback from the people of Delhi. Necessary changes will be made based on the feedback.