New Delhi, India (Urban Transport News): The Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to develop state-of-the-art bus terminals across the national capital region.
According to the MoU, the first phase of the project will be carried out at Nehru Place, Najafgarh, Azadpur, Mehrauli, and Narela. The spots have been identified jointly by the DTC and DMRC. As per the agreement, the DMRC will be implementing these projects from the conceptualisation to the commissioning stage.
DMRC will also render its service for pre-constructional activities, such as the development of preliminary plans and estimates, and getting required approvals, an official statement said. The scope of work would also include post-construction activities such as obtaining certificates of completion, it added.
“Delhi’s public buses and Metro are the lifelines of the city and both DTC and DMRC are organisations that carry a lot of technical and operational expertise and experience. I hope that the coming together of these two organisations will be successful in creating state-of-the-art bus terminals which we will soon be able to dedicate to Delhi Public,” said Kailash Gahlot, Delhi Transport Minister.
According to the plan, these bus terminals will have green building features. The design will also be user-friendly for persons with disability. A committee headed by the DTC chairman and comprising two members each from DTC and DMRC will monitor the project, and review its financial status.
Besides this, DTC will very soon extend electric vehicle charging facilities to the public. At seven locations, where DTC has depots, terminals, and one workshop, public charging stations are nearing completion. Each of these charging stations will have a total of six charging points – three for cars and three for two and three-wheelers.