Delhi’s Hop-On Hop-Off buses, popularly known as HOHO buses, which were launched in 2010, are all set to come back in 2021 with oodles of new features and attractions. The bus service was introduced in 2010 during the Commonwealth Games. The air-conditioned HOHO buses take folks on Dilli Darshan covering more than 25 prominent tourist places like Red Fort, Modern Art Gallery, Humayun’s Tomb, Qutb Minar, Feroz Shah Kotla and others. The services will resume early next year with heightened safety protocols. Also, some local places in Delhi can give you global feels.
HOHO Buses To Resume Services In Early 2021 With New Features
HOHO bus services will resume in Delhi in early 2021 with a line-up of new attractions and features. The unique aspect of HOHO buses is that one can get on and get off the buses at any HOHO pick up point in the city. One needs to purchase a one-time ticket for 1 to 2 days tour. A chain of these buses travel throughout the day. Tourists can get up on any of them from any pickup point, as per the time and location. There is no particular seat or bus allotted to any tourist. The traveller needs to have the ticket for the day to board any of the HOHO buses. A 1-day tour on HOHO buses would cost ₹499. A 2-day tour would cost ₹599. Meanwhile, Delhi has some pretty cafe clusters that you can visit.
A Few Of The Proposed Attractions
Several attractive facilities and activities have been proposed to be added as part of the HOHO tour. A recreational zone at the garden at the back of Red Fort might open up for tourists, where they can enjoy photoshoots with the replica of the peacock throne, king’s and queen’s costumes. They might also be able to enjoy elephant, camel and horse-drawn buggy rides behind the Red Fort on Sundays, along with magic shows. History-inspired fine dining restaurants offering ethnic cuisine amid old-world decors have also been proposed to be a part of the upcoming HOHO tours. There will be interpretation centres set up by DTTDC at Humayun’s Tomb, Red Fort, Qutb Minar and Purana Quila. Air-conditioned bus centres will have enough seating capacity.
Precautionary Measures: 6 Safety Checkpoints
According to the Purple Project, the HOHO buses will adhere to 6 safety checkpoints, which are as follows:
- deep sanitisation and disinfection of buses using UV light
- passenger temperature screening
- providing hand sanitizers to passengers
- social distancing at boarding points
- ensuring driver and cleaner wear face shield, mask and gloves
- assigning dedicated sanitisation monitoring team
Are you excited to go on a Delhi tour on these buses? Meanwhile, here’s a virtual tour of Delhi’s iconic monuments: