DTC struggling to find drivers

Increases drivers' salary

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Shivani Chaturvedi | January 13, 2011



The Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) is struggling to find adequate number of drivers to man its fleet. A senior DTC officer said, “In one year the DTC fleet has increased from 3,300 to 6,600. We need drivers in that proportion. But we were not getting drivers. Suitable people were finding the salary low so they were not willing to join. Thus, we have increased drivers’ salary from Rs 7000 to Rs 15,000 per month. This is for regular drivers.” The contractual drivers wil be given Rs 20,000 a month. 

The Delhi Transco land in South Delhi was given to Delhi transport corporation (DTC) to house the buses. But with the coming up of bus cluster scheme it has been taken away from the DTC and given for cluster buses. First fleet of the cluster buses is expected to come by January end.
 

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