New Delhi: Even as the Cluster Bus Scheme, which was launched ahead of the Commonwealth Games, has failed to take off, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Tuesday that his government was working on a proposal to rope in private partnership in the operations of the Delhi Transport Corporation.
Underlining that there is a limitation to the number of buses that the State government could procure and operate, Mr. Kejriwal said his government is working on finalising a proposal for the private companies to improve operation of city buses.
“We were reviewing a file for procurement of around 1000 DTC buses. But I think there is a limitation to the number of buses our government can procure. Additional 1000 buses are not enough. The city requires thousands of buses. Moreover, it’s not the government’s job to run buses. At best we can make rules for their smooth operation,” said Mr. Kejriwal at CCI event.
The Chief Minister said his government would soon be coming out with an ‘attractive’ proposal for the private players.
Incidentally, efforts of the Delhi government have failed to procure additional buses for the Delhi Transport Corporation over the past three years. Tenders floated on three occasions in the past have failed to find a vendor for supplying buses to the DTC.
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