New Delhi the capital city of India is undoubtedly the most advanced city in terms of infrastructure and modernisation. There is always an effort to improve the quality of living in this metro city. Despite the continuous work to enhance and help the people to live comfortably in this large expanding city in terms of population and area, Delhi is always been unfortunate to be in the news for all the wrong reasons.
The Metro rail has been a huge relief and success to connect people from one end of the city to another. With an aim to further improve the traveling experience of the commuters by bus, the Delhi government has big plans to modernise the bus terminals. Seven bus terminals in the National Capital will get a facelift. Just like metro stations these terminals will also have basic public amenities like waiting area, water and toilet facilities and pick-up and drop-off points. Moreover, well lit shelters for elderly people and women will also be provided to encourage them to use bus to commute.
Recently the transport department has floated tender for modernisation of Nehru Place bus terminal. The terminal which runs along the Ring Road, will have aerodynamic tree-like canopy serving as a rain-shelter and water collected will be directed into harvesting tanks.
All of this has been done with an aim to connect Delhi’s bus commuters with world-class transit experience. The DTC will also be able to generate revenue through out door hoardings and digital billboards at the terminals. Moreover, to increase safety for pedestrians, plans of inaugurating foot-over-bridges have also been proposed.
According to the statement made by Transport Minister, Kailash Ghailot “Bus terminals in Delhi have been neglected for decades” According to the statement the tenders for remaining terminals were expected to be released in February.
By Abhishek Aggarwal