“Need to replace buses that have outlived their service years”

The Delhi Cabinet on Tuesday approved the purchase of 1,100 more buses for the Delhi Transport Corporation. This purchase is over and above the procurement of 625 non-air-conditioned low-floor CNG buses which had earlier been approved of. Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said that to provide a reliable, punctual, comfortable and dependable public transport service in the Capital, the fleet of DTC buses is being augmented. She said there was an urgent need to replace 1,886 standard floor buses which have outlived their service years.

The Delhi Cabinet on Monday decided to provide to 3.56 lakh poor families covered under the recently-launched Kerosene-Free Dilli Scheme three more LPG cylinders per annum at subsidised rates to soften the blow of the Centre’s recent decision to limit the subsidy on domestic cooking gas to just six cylinders per year.

The Delhi Government has decided to release the Rs.350 per cylinder difference between the price of a non-subsidised and subsidised cylinder in Delhi to meet this social obligation. The Government would thus be spending Rs.42 crore per annum to meet the additional cost of the three cylinders for the beneficiaries of the scheme.

The Delhi government gave some relief to the people living below poverty line from the Centre’s decision of curtailing number of subsidised LPG cylinder. The city government on Monday decided to provide nine subsidised LPG cylinders instead of six to the BPL people of the city.

The decision was taken in a Cabinet meeting presided by Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit. Around 3.5 lakh beneficiaries who are under the government’s scheme of “kerosene free Delhi” can avail nine subsidised cylinders in one year. “Our government is committed to safeguarding the interests of common man. It has once again taken a significant decision to provide relief to the poor families by mitigating the effects of inflation as far as cooking gas is concerned,” Ms Dikshit told reporters here.

Govt Study Finds Public Transport System Suffering With Few Buses And Delays

AHMEDABAD: The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) was felicitated by the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize during the World Cities Summit 2012 on 2nd July in Singapore for its early success in implementing a city development plan which aims to transform India's seventh largest city into a more liveable, equitable and sustainable metropolis with a dynamic multi-sector economy and an emerging auto-hub.

The award was given to Ahmedabad's Mayor Shri Hasit Vora and municipal commissioner Dr. Guruprasad Mohapatra. It was awarded by Dr. Cheong Koon Hean, CEO, Housing & Development Board of Singapore and Lee Kuan Yew, a World City Prize nominating committee member.

For a city that hopes to follow Delhi’s growth trajectory, Mumbai is only all too eager to soak in everything that a three-time chief minister “passionately in love with Delhi” has to offer.

Terming as “justifiable” the government’s move to impose five per cent Value Added Tax (VAT) on CNG, the fuel on which the public transport runs in the city, chief minister Sheila Dikshit has ruled out any rollback of the increased price of the fuel. “We will not withdraw the VAT on CNG. We have levied only five per cent VAT on the fuel and that is justifiable,” Ms Dikshit said.

The chief minister had, while presenting the Budget on May 28, proposed to impose the VAT on compressed natural gas (CNG) to generate around `110 crores in revenue while withdrawing VAT on petrol after a nation-wide hike in its price. The Delhi Assembly will take up the Budget for approval on Monday.

New Delhi: Built to promote public transport, specifically bus travel, the bus rapid transit (BRT) corridor from Ambedkar Nagar to Moolchand doesn’t seem to have had any such impact.

NEW DELHI: More than a month after a prodding by the Delhi high court to conduct a "scientific study" of the 5.8km-long bus rapid transit (BRT) corridor at Ambedkar Nagar, commuters will finally se