By mid-2019, travelling in Delhi Metro would not only mean commuting in air-conditioned comfort from your doorstep but also a last mile connectivity that would be disabled-friendly.
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) had earlier floated tenders to run air-conditioned, electric and CNG-run feeder buses, but has now gone for fresh tenders with a new clause that specifies that these buses should be low-floor and disabled-friendly too.
DMRC has been planning a major overhaul of its feeder bus services and that is why it had floated tenders to introduce air-conditioned feeder buses that will be electric and CNG-run. The tender was for 530 feeder buses that would be 16 to 22 seaters. The State Transport Authority, however, had recently formed a committee to look into the issue of providing disabled-friendly amenities in all buses operating in Delhi, including metro feeder buses. Read more
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