- DMRC to run Electric feeder buses for last-mile connectivity.
- The tenders have been passed for the allotment, operations and maintenance of 100 electric feeder buses.
- These electric feeder bus services will be equipped with air-conditioners for the comfort of passengers.
DMRC to run Electric feeder buses for last-mile connectivity
Delhi Metro takes a massive step to enhance last-mile connectivity. DMRC has started a special service in the name of “Delhi Metro feeder bus services” to help Metro commuters in last-mile connectivity. The tenders have been passed for the allotment, operations and maintenance of 100 electric feeder buses, which will be classified into two groups further. These electric feeder bus services will be equipped with air-conditioners for the comfort of passengers. These buses will help in boosting the last mile connectivity of the Delhi Metro network. As these feeder buses are electric mode buses, these are non-polluting too.
The fresh tender initially will receive only a limited subsidy from the Department of Heavy Industry (DHI) and Public Enterprises through the FAME-2 scheme.
The Delhi Metro network is a network of 377 km in the national capital region (NCR) with a total of 274 metro stations, which includes the Noida Metro Aqua Line connecting Noida and Greater Noida. Metro Electric Feeder service of last-mile connectivity becomes extremely important and beneficial for enabling effective public transport for commuters. Besides these feeder buses, DMRC has also made electric scooters or e-scooters available at various Delhi Metro stations which serve the same purpose to the commuters, in order to reach nearby places from the stations.
A well-organized space for the parking of e-rickshaws, autos as well as cabs have also been arranged at several metro stations.
(Source: Financial Express)
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