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Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) will soon be running premium buses to cities within 200 km radius of Delhi-NCR. Buses will be electric or CNG equipped with all modern facilities including CCTV, panic button, GPS. An agreement in principle has been given in the DTC board meeting for the operation of premium regional buses. After the green signal, the way is cleared for intercity premium buses. The launch of the premium bus service is expected to bring relief to thousands of commuters who travel daily between Delhi-NCR cities. The board has also provided free charging facilities at the depots to encourage the use of two-wheel electric vehicles among DTC employees. Has also given permission for this.
DTC employees can get a loan from financial institutions affiliated with Delhi Finance Corporation (DFC) under Delhi EV Policy-2020 for the purchase of e-vehicles. The meeting also approved the benefit of three national holidays to DTC’s contractual employees. Delhi’s Transport Minister and DTC Board Chairman Kailash Gahlot said that the Delhi government under Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has always been at the forefront of providing the best services to its employees and residents of Delhi. Long-distance commuters get the best facilities in DTC’s new premium buses. Free EV charging facilities and benefit of 03 national holidays for contract employees reflects our commitment to provide the best facilities for our employees.
Premium buses will be equipped with modern facilities
DTC has been planning to use premium buses on longer routes for some time now. Shortly after board approval, premium buses will begin serving cities within 125 miles of NCR. Intercity buses covering longer distances are Bharat Stage (BS-6). The buses will be equipped with modern facilities for the convenience and safety of long-distance passengers.
Charging will be free
To promote electric vehicles in Delhi, the DTC board will provide free charging facilities to all its employees with electric vehicles. It’s approved. Two-wheelers have been given priority in Delhi’s EV policy. The Delhi government is already giving incentives of up to Rs 30,000 per vehicle for the purchase of two-wheelers with a battery capacity of Rs 5,000 per kilowatt-hour. DTC currently employs 38,000 employees. A recent survey shows that 45 percent of employees use two-wheelers for commuting. Range and vehicle charging are one of the biggest challenges for electric vehicle owners. With the possibility of free charging, the number of electric vehicles is expected to increase further.
Many more proposals approved
DTC employees can use a loan facility from financial institutions engaged by DFC for the purchase of e-vehicles. DTC employees can avail a loan facility from financial institutions established by Delhi Financial Corporation (DFC) to purchase an electric two-wheeler by paying directly from the employee’s salary. Now contract employees also get a national holiday, just like regular employees.