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  Metros   Delhi  16 May 2018  Decision on buying 1,000 buses deferred

Decision on buying 1,000 buses deferred

PTI
Published : May 16, 2018, 5:05 am IST
Updated : May 16, 2018, 5:05 am IST

The DTC runs around 3,700 low floor buses in the city while there are over 1,600 standard floor buses which ply under the cluster scheme.

“The Cabinet meeting will again be held on May 18 to discuss the matter with regard to the procurement of 1,000 standard floor buses under cluster scheme,” a senior government official said.
 “The Cabinet meeting will again be held on May 18 to discuss the matter with regard to the procurement of 1,000 standard floor buses under cluster scheme,” a senior government official said.

New Delhi: The Delhi government on Tuesday deferred its decision on approving transport department’s proposal to procure 1,000 standard floor buses, a day after it assured the Delhi high court that no contract for such buses would be awarded till May 23.

The Cabinet, chaired by chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, deferred its decision on the matter till Friday, directing the transport department to check whether the procurement is affected due to the high court’s order.

“The Cabinet meeting will again be held on May 18 to discuss the matter with regard to the procurement of 1,000 standard floor buses under cluster scheme,” a senior government official said.

Last week also, the Cabinet could not take decision on the proposal as queries were raised over the plan and details were sought about the “viability gap” formula from department.

On Monday, Delhi government and the DTC had assured the HC that no contract for standard floor buses would be awarded till May 23, in the backdrop of objections that they were not disabled-friendly. The DTC runs around 3,700 low floor buses in the city while there are over 1,600 standard floor buses which ply under the cluster scheme.   

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