Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday stated that drivers of the DTC buses who don’t cease for girls will face extreme motion. Posting a video of 1 such incident within the nationwide capital, Mr Kejriwal stated the bus driver is being punished. The AAP authorities had launched the free bus journey scheme for girls within the nationwide capital in 2019. Since then, they current a standing report yearly within the Budget on the variety of girls who’ve availed this facility.
“There are complaints that some drivers don’t cease the bus on seeing girls because the journey for girls is free. This is not going to be tolerated in any respect. Strict motion is being taken towards this bus driver,” Mr Kejriwal stated in his tweet posted in Hindi.
ऐसी शिकायतें आ रही हैं कि कुछ ड्राइवर महिलाओं को देखकर बस नहीं रोकते क्योंकि महिलाओं का सफ़र फ़्री है। इसे बिल्कुल बर्दाश्त नहीं किया जाएगा। इस बस ड्राइवर के ख़िलाफ़ सख़्त एक्शन लिया जा रहा है। pic.twitter.com/oqbzgMDoOB
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) May 18, 2023
Earlier this month, Mr Kejriwal had introduced that his authorities will introduce a scheme for personal aggregators to run premium buses to cater to middle-class and upper-middle-class commuters.
However, there might be no provision of free journey for girls in them, the Delhi Chief Minister stated at a press convention.
Mr Kejriwal additionally stated that these premium buses might be air-conditioned and geared up with Wi-Fi, GPS, CCTV and a panic button.
The fares might be determined by the aggregators. There might be just one situation – the fare of a selected route ought to be larger than that of DTC) – he stated.
DTC is the biggest public transport entity within the National Capital Region (NCR), with a fleet power of three,920 buses. Out of those, 3,620 are low-floor CNG buses, and 300 electrical buses.