Demand for DTC bus service in Ghaziabad to ease employees' commuting problem

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Demand for DTC bus service in Ghaziabad to ease employees' commuting problem

Restarting the bus service would help in controlling pollution and traffic jam.

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Ghaziabad: To mitigate commuting woes of central government, banks and public sector employees working in Delhi, the area welfare officer of Ghaziabad demanded restart of DTC bus service to Indirapuram, Kaushambi and Vaishali in Ghaziabad.

Rakesh Kumar, the area welfare officer, wrote to Kailash Gehlot, Transport and Environment Minister in Delhi Government, requesting him to resume DTC bus service in Indirapuram and adjoining areas where more than ten thousand central government employees reside.

"More than ten thousand central government, banks and public sector employees reside in these localities who have to travel daily to their offices in Central Secretariat and other parts of Central Delhi. Unavailability of public transport cause immense inconvenience to the employees,” Kumar said. 

People living in Indirapuram face more trouble commuting as the area does not have any public transport facility. Vaishali and Kaushambi have metro stations. 

Earlier, the DTC bus service was available at Kaushambi and Vaishali, but was discontinued due to some unknown reasons.

Kumar said that restarting the bus service would reduce thousands of cars from roads which would help in controlling traffic jam and pollution. 

“In the absence of public transport facility, employees are forced to travel by their cars to reach their offices. The vehicular emission from cars result in air pollution and traffic congestion on roads. If DTC bus service is resumed, then both the problems will be solved,” he added.