While the citizens of the Capital do not have enough potable water, the transport department of the Delhi government has decided to install water-softener plants to wash low-floor buses with an expenditure of lakhs of rupees.

three hundred new buses bought by the state government with central funds have found no takers.

Of the 900-plus semi-low floor and low-floor buses purchased under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission scheme, 600 have hit the road. About half are being run by private operators and the rest by various state transport corporations.

The urban transportation toolkit was initially conceived by the Asian Development Bank in conjunction with the Government of Maharashtra. The initial approach followed to prepare the
toolkit included a review of documentation available on PPPs in urban transportation.

New Delhi: In a move that will make travel between Delhi and national capital region cities like Noida and Ghaziabad a lot simpler and cheaper, taxis and radio cabs plying between Delhi and Uttar Pradesh will not be required to pay any tax at the border from Wednesday.

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There is potential scope for light weight materials in passenger buses to improve fuel economy. NVH aspects, emission to meet future norms. A study was conducted to identify components for which light weight materials such as High Strength Low Alloy Steels (HSLA), Aluminium Alloys, plastics and composites can replace in city transport buses.

Three low floor buses were flown into service by the state transport minister, Mr Ranjit Kundu, today. The vehicles have been procured under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) scheme.

The buses would ply on routes ~ 221, 214 and 32 ~ one each.

3-wheelers

The impasse over a smooth and hassle-free access from the new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor on Mathura Road to the Supreme Court seems far from over.

On Tuesday, Supreme Court judges and senior government officials met for the second time to discuss the issue but the meeting remained inconclusive, sources said.

The government will formulate a new transport policy to effectively regulate the functioning of private operators and the state road transport corporation will make efforts to secure agency of the Tata Motors for supply of chassis and spare parts.

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