(AN INTRODUCTION AND APPEAL FOR ITS SUCCESS)
M. K. GUPTA
DTC has on persistent demand of the Dwarkaites has started the Dwarka Circular Sewa. Have you traveled in Dwarka Circular Bus, if not, do it today to enjoy its ride? Mr. Rejimon C.K., Sushil Kumar and other members of the Dwarka Forum have undertaken trial journey on Sunday, 29th November and found it a boon for the commuters but due to lack of awareness and publicity, service is under utilized. This service should be a success to get rid of Rickshaws and to solve the parking problem.
The buses start from near Palam flyover crossing in Sector 7 and cover almost entire Dwarka on 25 km stretch in both the directions and therefore buses are marked as + (plus) and – (minus). Some major points that are covered are Maxfort School, Gokul Dham, Sec. 10, Sec., Metro Stations of Sec. 9 and 8, Sec. 20/22 intersection, Sec. 21 Metro Stn., Sec. 22 Petrol Pump, Basava Int. School Sec. 23, Pochan Pur and Radha Swami Satsang at Sec. 23, Modern School, Sec. 19/10, Sec. 11 Metro Stn., Sec. 19/18 12/11 intersection, Sec. 12 Metro Stn, Aayusman Hospital, Modern Convent School, Sec. 4, Sec 5/6 Intersection, J M Intl School, Sec., 2/6 and back to beneath Palam Flyover.
Mr. S.S. Misra, Sr. Manager, DTC has informed that for Cash, the minimum fare is Re. 10 and the maximum is 25/- in intervening slabs of Rs. 15, 20 and 25. However, on smart card, fare depends on the distance traveled. Cost of the smart card is Rs 100, out of which Re. 50 is refundable security. DTC has informed that its frequency is 20 minutes and it will finalize the timetable soon. The air-conditioned buses are equipped with Global Positioning System (GPS) and the travel is dust free in the neat and clean ambience.
Buses are safer for children and ladies as when these buses start, gates are closed and the snatcher/ pick-pocketeers cannot run away from the moving buses with gates closed. If used extensively, will mitigate the parking problem also. Every seat has a buzzer for informing the bus staff that we want to get-down. The detailed route is has already been circulated in another mail and is attached again. For more details, one may contact S. S. Mishra, Sr. Manager at 9718190139 or Budh Prakash, ATI at 9213623476.