In an attempt to ease the commuting of the Delhi University students and staffers, the Delhi government on Tuesday started a new “U-Special” bus. City’s transport minister Gopal Rai flagged off the bus.
According to transport officials, the route for the university-special service bus is set between the Jah-angirpuri Metro station and Swami Shradha Nand College of Delhi University via Libaspur (G.T. Road) and Nangli Poona area.
“The low floor non-A/C CNG bus will depart from the Metro station at 8.20 am and will leave the campus at 2 pm, serving large number of students,” a government official said.
The decision to introduce “U-Special” buses was taken after a delegation of DU students met Mr Rai and raised the need for such services. Last week, the transport minister had launched the special bus services between the Hauz Khas Metro station and South Campus.
Mr Rai had, on Monday, said that keeping in view the safety of commuters, specifically female commuters, about 1,500 marshals have been deployed in DTC buses, while CCTV cameras have also been installed in 200 buses. “The work for installing the CCTV cameras in remaining low floor buses is under process,” he noted