Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal recently announced that the student passes will now be made valid in all the buses run by DTC, including the AC buses. This announcement came into effect to the efforts of a group of agitated Delhi University students, who marched from Civil Lines metro station to CM’s residence and presented their demands to the CM.
The demands included a rollback of the sudden, accounted for, hike in metro fare and concessions in DTC buses. While Kejriwal made it known that it was not under his control to do anything about the metro fare hike, he still supported the concern and delivered on the other front by making the DTC pass valid for AC buses too. Another demand that was put forward, was of a network of University Special and Women Special buses for students. The Delhi Chief Minister made it known that the government is in process of arranging 2000 buses and within next 6 months, and once these buses are arranged, the special services can be put in effect.
“We are working out financial implication and making necessary budgetary provisions,” Delhi’s transport minister Kailash Gahlot told Times of India while confirming that concessional passes would be allowed.
Source: Times of India