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Study to rationalise DTC bus routes, last mile link

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Published : Dec 20, 2017, 1:11 am IST
Updated : Dec 20, 2017, 1:11 am IST

Cabinet nod to proposal, to also cover Gramin Sewa routes.

The DIMTS will also plan all public transport modes such as standard buses, gramin sewa and chartered buses among others.
 The DIMTS will also plan all public transport modes such as standard buses, gramin sewa and chartered buses among others.

New Delhi: In order to strengthen public transport in the capital, the Delhi government on Tuesday approved a proposal for a study on rationalisation of bus routes and last mile connectivity.

The Delhi Cabinet, headed by chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, approved the proposed study by Delhi Integrated Multi Modal System (DIMTS) on route rationalisation and last mile connectivity, a senior government official said.

The study will cover all routes used by the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) buses, cluster scheme, gramin sewa, Delhi Metro feeder services and others, he added.

“The study is expected to address the problems of low frequency, inadequate coverage and crowding, leading to better efficiency of the transport system and enhanced satisfaction level of passengers,” the official said. The DIMTS will complete the study in six months, he added.

“The updated travel database and study will assist the planners to understand user needs and launch new schemes so as to improve public transport system in the city,” he said.

It will also seek to develop criteria for delineation of operation area of electric-rickshaws, he added.

The study will include a detailed household travel survey (one per cent of total Delhi households). The DIMTS will also plan all public transport modes such as standard buses, gramin sewa and chartered buses among others.

This apart, the DIMTS also plans to conduct work place surveys in Noida, Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Gurgaon and Bahadurgarh to capture the interface of these areas with the capital.

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