Delhi govt launches shuttle bus service in Dwarka sub city
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Last Updated: Monday, November 23, 2009, 20:04
  
New Delhi: In good news for nearly one million residents of Dwarka, Delhi government will launch a low floor shuttle bus service on Monday to improve local transportation in the sub city.

The shuttle service, which will also provide a better connectivity from Dwarka to Indira Gandhi International Airport, will be inaugurated by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit.

A senior transport department official said the need for the service was felt because Dwarka lacked a proper local public transport system.

He said the new shuttle service, which will also have air-conditioned buses, will cover all the sectors to ensure that the residents don't find it difficult to travel within the sub-city.

"It has been a long-standing demand of the residents here as we often find it difficult to travel within the sub-city," said Arijit Sarkar, a resident of Dwarka.

Kumud Shekhar, another resident of the sub city, said people have to shell out Rs 15 to 20 in cycle rickshaws and more in autos to get to the Metro stations.

"The incidents of chain or purse snatching often occur when women travel by cycle rickshaws, mostly in the afternoons and evenings. The shuttle service will provide great relief to us," he said.

PTI


First Published: Monday, November 23, 2009, 20:04


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