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Delhi doubles night service buses

Friday, 28 December 2012 - 9:15pm IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: IANS
Delhi Transport Minister Ramakant Goswami flagged off 47 more night service buses, a move intended to provide safe public transport in the wake of the Dec 16 gang-rape.

Delhi Transport Minister Ramakant Goswami on Thursday flagged off 47 more night service buses, a move intended to provide safe public transport in the wake of the Dec 16 gang-rape.

There will also be security personnel on these buses while the bus staff have been sensitised to face the challenges that may arise, said a a Delhi government statement.

There are now 89 Delhi Transport Corporation buses on the roads of the national capital for the night service.

The buses would ply with frequencies of 10 to 50 minutes on 22 routes.

The corporation has also sought services of 100 Home Guards -- one for each bus. The drivers, conductors and guards on the buses will carry IDs.




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