Soon, bus tickets will be available at stops

DTC plans to station conductors at stops, not inside the bus


Jasleen Kaur | February 13, 2010

Very soon, people travelling on Delhi roads will find bus conductors issuing tickets at bus stops, rather than inside the buses.

The government plans to introduce this before the commonwealth games.

Explaining the move, Delhi's Transport Minister Arvinder Singh Lovely said, "There is no requirement of bus conductors inside the buses. People can book ticket from the stops which will be valid for all the buses on all the routes."

Singh said usually people faced problems at the bus stops trying to figure out which bus would take them to their destination and the schedule of that bus. This problem would also be addressed by the conductor stationed at bus stops. The commuters would even be able to register their complaints against services on any particular route.

Naresh Kumar, Managing Director of Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC), said the new policy would save money. "We are increasing the number of buses to 10,000 and this will require additional staff. But by this new arrangement we will be able to manage with a comparatively lesser number of staff", he explained.

The Delhi government carried out a feasibility study of the new plan before giving it a green signal.



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