AC Metro feeder buses in Delhi on trial

NEW DELHI: Feeling hot after alighting from a Delhi Metro? Don’t worry! Now, you will be able to enjoy the comfort of air-condition even while travelling in the Metro feeder buses.

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has introduced AC feeder bus service in the Shastri Park Metro Station to Mayur Vihar Phase-I route on a trial basis and may extend the facility to all the routes in the city.

“The AC feeder bus has been introduced on a trail basis and we may extend it across the city based on the response we get from the present service. The trial began on March 12,” DMRC Chief Public Relations Officer Anuj Dayal said.

Dayal said as of now no decision has been taken with regard to extending the AC service. “A decision has to be taken in this regard. As of now, nothing has been decided.”

He added that the response received from the commuters so far was “good”. Asked about the ticket price in the AC bus, Dayal said: “It’s slightly higher than the normal ticket. But it seems to be working.”

The DMRC currently runs 120 feeder bus services from various metro stations in the city and it is being used extensively by the commuters. The current routes passes through areas such as Geeta Colony Road, Akshardham Temple and Noida link road.

Published in: on March 23, 2009 at 3:32 pm  Leave a Comment