Hop On E-Buses From Delhi Secretariat Under Free Shuttle Service

by Sushmita Mahanta
Hop On E-Buses From Delhi Secretariat Under Free Shuttle Service

Delhi Government is aiming to provide better last-mile connectivity to government staff, Delhi Police personnel, and visitors to the Secretariat. To achieve the same, the Delhi govt. is planning to launch E-buses under a free electric shuttle service. The service will operate from the Delhi Secretariat to nearby Metro stations and bus stops.
According to officials, the city’s General Administration Department (GAD) will be in charge of paying for the free e-buses in the area. GAD is also polling other Delhi government agencies to assess the viability of the free shuttle bus service.

GAD Hopes The Free Shuttle Service Will Make It Easier For Daily Commuters Of Delhi Secretariat

More than 6000 employees work in the Delhi Secretariat because of which the area has numerous daily commuters. These include police officers, civilians, and members of the media. As such, e-buses under the free shuttle service will surely help those who travel great distances utilizing public transport. Delhi city’s General Administration Department is also hoping that the free shuttle service will make daily communication easier for women and elderly people.
“Last week, GAD wrote to the transport department requesting for e-buses to run the shuttle service. The cost of service will be borne by the GAD,” reveals a senior government officer.

How Will The The E-buses Under The Free Shuttle Service Benefit The Commuters?

The Delhi Secretariat Building, built in the 1910s, is home to some of the most important ministries of the Cabinet of India. The Secretariat buildings are two blocks of symmetrical buildings on opposite sides of the great axis of Rajpath, and flanking the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Situated at Raisina Hill, New Delhi, the Secretariat is the central location from which the Delhi government does all its important business. The e-buses under the free shuttle service will help the numerous daily commuters of the Secretariat. Women and elderly people will be able to travel hassle-free.

The Delhi government also plans to increase the number of e-buses in the city’s public transit network. According to sources, the government provided approximately 1500 electric buses for Delhi’s Transport Corporation in May 2022.

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