Saturday, February 20, 2010

Have a ticket of CWG, travel free in DTC Buses

If you have a ticket for a Commonwealth Games event, you can enjoy a free ride in DTC buses that day.

The decision to let Games spectators travel free of cost in the DTC fleet was taken in a group of minister (GoM) meeting for the Commonwealth Games led by Union Urban Development Minister S.Jaipal Reddy on Friday evening.

The GoM, however, decid- ed to let the DMRC managing director E.Sreedharan chief to decide whether to extend the same facility on the Delhi Metro network too.

A DMRC spokesperson said he was unaware of the latest development and a decision will be taken as and when the issue will be brought to the DMRC.

Apart from ticketed spectators, the games volunteers and the workforce on duty will also be able to travel free on DTC buses during the 12-day event.

The DTC focal point bus service would also be integrated with the Delhi Metro. Buses would transport passengers to metro stations for venues with Metro connectivity.

This, said officials, is expected to reduce overall traffic on the road during the games.