Scheme for premium buses notified: Soon, book tickets for your daily commute online | Delhi News


The Delhi government has notified its scheme for premium buses, under which commuters can book tickets in advance, without waiting at bus stands, and travel comfortably instead of jostling for seats or covering the distance while standing inside the public transport vehicle.

Under the Delhi Motor Vehicles Licensing of Aggregator (Premium Buses) Scheme, 2023, the government will issue licences to bus aggregators who will provide comfortable and sustainable travel options to the people of Delhi, according to officials.

“Once these buses come in, passengers will be able to book their ticket online. Besides, they won’t have to stand inside the vehicle in the absence of available seats. Moreover, buses will pick people up from near their houses, thereby negating the need to head all the way to the bus stand and wait for transport,” said an official.

“The notification of this policy marks a historic moment for the national capital. It is a visionary step toward transforming public transportation and reducing the burden of congestion and pollution. Our focus is clear: offer the best quality service while safeguarding the environment,” he added.

The official said with the premium buses, the government aims to provide world-class, comfortable, and sustainable travel options to the people of Delhi.

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“With the introduction of this scheme, we are not just connecting destinations; we are paving the way to a greener and smarter future,” he added.

The scheme also aims to provide intra-city travel facility to the public.

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The official said all vehicles will be fully air-conditioned luxury public buses with reserved reclining seats along with WiFi, GPS and CCTV.

Applicants seeking licence under the scheme must have a minimum three years’ experience in operating and managing vehicles in public or shared transportation. They are required to maintain a fleet of a minimum of 100 passenger buses, or 1,000 passenger cars, annually, or a mixed fleet comprising a minimum of 100 buses and calculated at 10 cars equivalent to one bus.

The buses shall not be more than three years old; those joining the service after January 1, 2025 must be electric. Aggregator licences will be granted upon payment of Rs 5 lakh, which will be valid for a five-year period. Further, no licence fee will be levied on electric buses, furthering the cause of clean and sustainable transportation in Delhi, according to the official quoted above.


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