Delhi Governance hampered again with GoI stopping 3 out of 6 corridors of Metro Phase-IV; Delhi Government urges Union Government to speed processing #AAPatWork

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Reaction of Transport Minister Sh. Kailash Gahlot:

Union Cabinet has approved 03 out of 06 corridors of Delhi Metro’s Phase-IV Project. While I am glad by this decision taken by the Government of India, I must convey that I am disappointed with the Union Cabinet approving only 03 corridors. The Cabinet of Delhi had approved all the 06 corridors comprised in Metro’s Phase-IV Project on 21.12.2018. Even after more than two months of this decision, the Union Cabinet has approved only 03 corridors.  No reasons have been given as to why all the 06 corridors could not be approved.  I hope that the Union Cabinet would approve the remaining 03 corridors as well at an early date.

Delhi Government’s Mukhyamantri Solar Power Scheme for Rooftops; Rs 2 per unit generation based incentive set to scale renewable energy in the city #Sustainability #DelhiGovernance

IMPORTANT CABINET DECISIONS

The Delhi cabinet in its meeting on Tuesday, chaired by the Chief Minister, Shri Arvind Kejriwal approved the following important decisions.

1)      The cabinet approved Department of Power’s proposal for Mukhyamantri Solar Power Scheme for roof tops of domestic consumers of group housing societies.

Under the Renewable Energy Service Company (RESCO) model, the domestic consumer will not have to spend any money for the installation of solar panels, it will be done by the selected service providers.

There will be a tripartite agreement between the concerned group housing society, the service provider (Company) and the Delhi government.

The cost of solar power (electricity) for the group housing society will be Rs one per unit since Delhi government will provide a subsidy of Rs two per unit. (The estimated cost of solar power initially is likely to be Rs three per unit).

The cost of solar power will finally depend on the spacer provided by them for the installation of solar panels and in case societies provide more space for solar panels than their requirement, they will get the benefit in return in terms of further reduction in the price of solar power.

BACKGROUND :     

  

Residential Sector has a big role to play in solar power development in Delhi. There is a huge potential, but so far, solar development in this sector is yet to catch up. Delhi Government is giving a Generation Based Incentive (GBI) of Rs 2.00 per unit on solar generation for a three year period from 2016-17 to 2018-19, as per “Delhi Solar Policy -2016” notified vide No. 205 dated 28.09.2015. The GBI is disbursed on annual basis by DISCOMs and Power department reimbursed this payment to DISCOMs.

Following provision of funds from Air Ambience Fund, for disbursement of GBI, has been kept:

i)                  FY 2016                                 Rs. 10.00 Crore

ii)                 FY 2017                                 Rs. 20.00 Crore

iii)                FY 2018                                 Rs. 30.00 Crore

 Approximately 100 MW of solar power has been installed in Delhi. It has been mostly in government buildings like DMRC(20 MW), DJB, Technical Institutions (DTU, NSIT, IP University, IGDTUW, Government Engineering colleges, Polytechnics, it is, Mandoli Jail, Azadpur Mandi, Dwarka Court, Schools, Delhi Haat, bus depots etc).

In domestic sectors, it is around 05 MW. Around  8-10  Group Housing societies and some individual consumers have also installed solar power. The reason for less utilization is due to poor response for solar adoption by Domestic/Residential Sector consumers.

Disbursement of GBI during 2016-17 and 2017-18 was Rs. 2.84 lakh and less than Rs. 50 lakh respectively. For full utilization of this Rs. 60 Crore budget, solar installations of 76 MW in domestic sector was envisaged. Till date around 5 MW Solar Plants have been installed.

For the concept of solarise  Delhi, as envisaged in Delhi Solar Policy 2016, to gain momentum, residential sector needs to be geared up for solar installation.

Since solar is in initial phases in domestic sector, there is need for extending GBI and also need for course correction in view of new tariff regime. For giving impetus, there is need to extend the Generation Based Incentive (GBI for a period of 5 years starting from 2019-20. This will cover solar installations in domestic (residential) sector including Group Housing Societies. Combined with a decrease in solar tariff, this will offset the impact of electricity tariff and will increase adoption to Solar by consumers from Residential/Domestic Sector. For a typical solar power plant, this will amount to GBI payment of Rs 13000/KW in five years. This payment will amount to 22-25% on benchmark solar costs.

Dy CM @msisodia presents Annual Urdu Awards; appeals for the creation of literature to preserve communal harmony, brotherhood, and cultural heritage #AAPatWork #Ideology #Swaraj

Deputy Chief Minister distributes annual awards to Urdu Scholars.

The Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, Shri Manish Sisodia today honoured the Urdu Scholars for Poetry,Journalism,Drama,Translation, Writing in a function organised by Urdu Academy at Delhi Secretariat, New Delhi. The Deputy Chief Minister awarded the Scholars with Cash Prize, Shawl, citation and memento.

Shri Sisodia while awarding the Scholars, appealed them to create more and more literature sending the message to the people for preserving   countries communal harmony, brotherhood and cultural heritage.

DETAILS OF ANNUAL AWARDS 2017-18 DISTRIBUTED ON 13TH FEBRUARY, 2019

1 ALL INDIA BAHADUR SHAH ZAFAR AWARD to Mr. Mujtaba Husain  –  Rs.1,50,000/-

2.PT. BRIJ MOHAN DATATARIA KAIFI AWARD – Mr. Firoz Dehalavi – Rs.1,50,000/-

3.  AWARD FOR RESEARCH & CRITICISM – Prof. Haneef Kaifi – Rs.50,000/.-

4.  AWARD FOR CREATIVE WRITING – Dr. Khalid Jawed – Rs.50,000/-

5.  AWARD FOR POETRY –  Prof. Khalid Mahmood –  Rs.50,000/-

6.  AWARD FOR JOURNALISM –  Mr. Mansoor Agha – Rs.50,000/-

7.  AWARD FOR TRANSLATION – Dr. Abdul Naseeb Khan – Rs.50,000/-

8.  AWARD FOR DRAMA – Dr. M. Sayeed Alam – Rs.50,000/-

Delhi Government continues transformative support to farmers; provides Rs. 105 subsidy per KW/per month for agriculture electricity connections #PublicInfrastructure #AAPatWork #JaiKisaan

Delhi govt to provide Rs 105 subsidy per KW/per month for agriculture electricity connections  

The Delhi Cabinet in its meeting, chaired by the Chief Minister, Shri Arvind Kejriwal has approved the Department of Power’s proposal to provide a subsidy of Rs 105 per Kilo Watt every month on fixed charges for agriculture consumers (farmers) of Delhi.

 The details of the decision are as follows :

1)      Electricity subsidy on exiting tariff @ Rs.105/KW/month will be provided on fixed charges to agricultural connections in Delhi for financial years 2018-19 and 2019-20. (It will begin from 1st April 2018)

2)      This decision will be informed to the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission and.

3)      The Distribution Companies (DISCOMs) will have to ensure that subsidy/relief is released only to genuine agricultural consumers/connections.

4)      The entire amount of subsidy to be released to DISCOMs shall be credited to the accounts of IPGCL, PPCL and DTL to the extent of outstanding current dues of DISCOMs to these companies.

5)      Special audit of subsidy released to DISCOMs vis-à-vis actually passed on to the consumers account may be undertaken by DERC.

The agriculture sector in the country is already under distress and the Delhi government is committed to the welfare of the farmers of Delhi, therefore this scheme has been introduced to provide them the much needed relief.

Delhi government is of the firm view that electricity is a basic requirement for farming and is required for irrigation through tube wells, thrashing and related functions.

The agriculture electricity subsidy is expected to benefit atleast 11,000 consumers. A provision of Rs 7.50 crore has been made for this step.

Delhi Assembly speaker RamNiwas Goel exhorts poets and writers to write about forests, environment and humanitarian values #AAPIdeology #Swaraj #Article51A

·         ASSEMBLY SPEAKER, SHRI RAM NIWAS GOEL APPEALS POETS AND WRITERS TO CREATE MORE AND MORE LITERATURE ON PATRIOTISM AND NATIONALISM

·         ALSO APPEALS THEM TO WRITE ON FORESTS, ENVIRONMENT, ANIMALS, BIRDS, EARTH AND ENERGY TO GIVE A DIRECTION TO THE SOCIETY TO KEEP ECOLOGICAL BALANCE.

Delhi: 27/02/2019

Speaker, Delhi Legislative Assembly, Shri Ram Niwas Goel appealed the Poets and Writers to create more and more literature on Patriotism and Nationalism and unity to motivate the society in inculcating the feelings of Patriotism and Nationality. Shri Goel was speaking, while releasing a collection of poems “Chetana Ke Swar” authored by the eminent writer Shri Kumar Hirdayesh in a function organised in his office at Delhi Vidhan Sabha today. Former Secretary, Vidhan Sabha, Shri P. R. Meena, a number of writers and the author and his wife were also present on this occasion.

Speaker said that writers and poets are the torch bearers of Society and whatever literature the create/produce, people have full-faith in it and follow it in their day to day life. He said that in other words, the poets and writers are the mirrors of the society and whatever is prevalent in the society, it reflects in their literature/creations.

Shri Goel said that the writers should create literature on patriotism, nationalism, human and moral values, unity and diversity and communal harmony to ensure all around development and progress of the country. Apart from creating literature on forest, environment, animals, birds, earth and energy to give a direction to the society to keep ecological balance.

Delhi CM @ArvindKejriwal appoints Special PP in Soumya Viswanathan murder trial; promises action against delayed justice and prosecutorial negligence #AAPatWork #Dignity

CM directs Chief Secretary to appoint Special PP in journalist murder case   

Delhi Chief Minister, Shri Arvind Kejriwal has directed the Chief Secretary to ensure the immediate appointment of a Special Public Prosecutor in the ongoing murder trial of late Soumya Viswanathan.

The Chief Minister has taken strong exception to reports that the parents of the late journalist have pointed out about the absence of a Public Prosecutor during the past few dates of hearing in the court.

The Chief Minister has noted that it is “absolutely shocking” and directed the Chief Secretary to immediately issue a show cause notice to the Public Prosecutor who has skipped hearings and not taken the duty seriously.

“It has been brought to my notice and the government will ensure appointment of a good lawyer as Special Public Prosecutor in this case. Show cause notice will be issued to the concerned PP responsible for any negligence,” Mr Kejriwal said.

The Chief Minister has directed the Department of Home to take all necessary steps in the case.

Delhi government has consistently stood by the victims’ families and has ensured appointment of lawyers according to the choice of such families in criminal cases.

The government adopts a policy of zero tolerance in such serious matters and any negligence of duty will be sternly dealt with.

Families who lose their near and dear ones due to heinous crimes are shattered for no fault of theirs and cannot be put to any further hardship due to a callous and negligent attitude.

Those representing the prosecution are expected to ensure speedy delivery of justice so that there is no recurrence of such heinous crimes.

MDH Masale, Flipkart, Krishna Pickles and Entrepreneurship Mindset Curriculum: An inspiring launch to an intiative to free student minds and make job-creators by CM @ArvindKejriwal for Delhiites #DelhiGovernance #AAPatWork

 

Ø  Iconic entrepreneurs – Padmabhushan Mahashay Dharampal Gulati and Deputy Chief Minister, Shri Manish Sisodia launch Entrepreneurship Mindset Curriculum Framework in Government Schools for Classes IX to XII.

Ø  “This curriculum will unleash the inner potential of the child and set an example in the nation to empower our students with human facets and mindsets to make them future ready”- Chief Minister, Shri Arvind Kejriwal

Ø  Entrepreneurship Mindset Curriculum Framework focuses on imparting the personality and character traits of successful entrepreneurs, than sheer business aspects of entrepreneurship.

Ø  Deputy Chief Minister announces to grant Entrepreneurial seed money worth Rs. 1000 for school students for class 11th and 10th and Rs. 5000 for college students from the next year onwards.

Ø  If, the youth of this country and learns entrepreneurship and becomes job givers rather than job seekers, one day India will become superpower in the world- Chief Secretary, Shri Vijay Dev

New Delhi: 13/02/2019

The iconic entrepreneur and businessman Padmabhushan Mahashay Dharampal Gulati, Founder of MDH Spices and Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, Sh. Manish Sisodia today launched the Delhi government’s path-breaking Entrepreneurship Mindset Curriculum Framework for government schools, in the Capital, in a function organized by SCERT in the presence of Chief Secretary Delhi, Shri Vijay Dev, co-founder of Flipkart, Binny Bansal, Krishna Yadav founder of Shri Krishna Pickles  at Thyagaraj Sports Complex, New Delhi.

This is the second innovative measure in curricular reforms taken by the Government of Delhi, after the launch of Happiness Curriculum in July 2018.

The Entrepreneurship Mindset Curriculum Framework was developed by State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT). It will be implemented the government school of Delhi from classes IX to XII and will build awareness and knowledge of various aspects entrepreneurship among the students.  This curriculum will inspire students through various entrepreneurial stories, case studies and many mindfulness activities and approaches.  It focuses on imparting the personality and character traits of successful entrepreneurs other than the business aspects of entrepreneurship.

Padmabhushan Mahashay Shri Dharampal Gulati, Binny Bansal and Krishna Yadav narrated their inspirational success stories, as they had humble beginning and faced enormous difficulties on their way to envious success.  All of them were optimistic about the scope of the newly launched Entrepreneurship Mindset Curriculum, in instilling entrepreneurial skills and values in the minds of the younger generation. Bansal, co-founder of Flipkart hoped that this initiative will be instrumental in changing the mindset of students towards entrepreneurship, and making the students job makers than job seekers.

Shri Sisodia said, “By launching the Entrepreneurship Mindset Curriculum Framework, Delhi government set an example for the entire world”, He Said “This curriculum will solve the employment issues in the country, and enable the schools in Delhi to become the best among the world”.

“The Entrepreneurship Mindset Curriculum Framework will invariably bring about a paradigm shift in the education system in the way students explore and learn and in the manner teachers facilitate and guide these exploratory processes”, Shri Sisodia added.

He congratulated everyone who worked hard to materialize this landmark initiative, specially mentioning the team members behind this ambitious project and solicited ideas and contributions from various stakeholders.

While acknowledging the limitations of the governments to provide jobs for all, Shri Sisodia anticipated a viable solution in this regard, by promoting entrepreneurship and creating visionary entrepreneurs. “Nation’s economy is not built by job seekers but by job providers”, he asserted. Also, he emphasized that entrepreneurial mindset is required for all professionals to be successful in their career. “Success stories of various professionals and public servants testify it”, he said.

Shri Sisodia announced that Delhi government will give entrepreneurial seed money worth Rs. 1000 for school children of 11th and 12th standard and Rs. 5000 to college students. The cost of this scheme – approximately 40 – 50 crore will be allocated by the Delhi government in the next financial year onwards.

Shri Vijay Kumar Dev, Chief Secretary of Delhi, said that entrepreneurial mindset will enable the students to dream big and pursue actual entrepreneurial initiatives, while addressing the event. He said that righteousness is must for achieving the goal in life for becoming self reliant. He further said that  if, the youth of this country and learns entrepreneurship and becomes job givers rather than job seekers, one day India will become superpower in the world.

“This curriculum will unleash the inner potential of the child and set an example in the nation to empower our students with human facets and mindsets to make them future ready” reads a message by Shri Arvind Kejriwal in the curricular framework document, released by the State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT).

Delhi introduces 200 sewer cleaning machines to end manual scavenging; skill development, contractor crackdown and repeated executive orders for action to a Services and Police under LG, being a few others #Dignity #AAPatWork #DelhiGovernance

·        CHIEF MINISTER OF DELHI, SHRI ARVIND KEJRIWAL FLAGS OFF A FLEET OF 200 SEWER CLEANING MACHINES VEHICLES

·        DELHI HAS BECOME THE 1ST STATE TO INTRODUCE SEWER CLEANING MACHINES FOR CLEANING SEWER IN NARROW LANES-  SHRI KEJRIWAL

·        GOVERNMENT’S CONCRETE  INITIATIVES TO END THE INHUMAN PRACTICE OF SANITATION WORKERS ENTERING SEWERS FOR CLEANING

·        DELHI GOVERNMENT IS COMMITTED TO WORK FOR THE UPLIFTMENT OF THE SCHEDULED CASTES AND SCHEDULED TRIBES IN A BETTER AND EFFECTIVE MANNER- SHRI RAJENDAR PAL GAUTAM

·        SCAVENGERS ARE REGARDED AS ‘UNSUNG HEROS’- CHIEF SECRETARY, SHRI VIJAY DEV

New Delhi: 28/02/2019

Chief Minister of Delhi, Shri Arvind Kejriwal flagged off a fleet of 200 sewer cleaning machines vehicles for cleaning sewers in narrow lane of Delhi and providing them to the experienced and skilled manual scavengers making them ‘Sani entrepreneurs’ in a function organized by Delhi Jal Board at  Dr. Ambedkar Stadium in the capital today.

Launching the sewer cleaning machines with applied technology, Shri Kejriwal said that it is a historic day for Delhi to start this initiatives and ensuring safety and dignity of the human life. Shri Kejriwal said Delhi is the 1st State, where we have developed this device and to put an end the inhuman practice of sanitation workers entering sewers for cleaning.

Shri Kejriwal, addressing mammoth gathering said that his Government is translating the dreams of Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar in improving and ameliorating the social and economic condition of the scheduled castes and bring them in the main stream of the nation. He said that the Manual Scavengers had to enter in the sewage and clean the sewerage system by putting their precious lives in danger. Our Government gave a serious thought to this and planned to ensure cleaning the sewers through machines. He said that the Delhi Jal Board and its officers developed a technology and were able to provide this technology – Small Sewer Cleaning vehicles fitted with machines to the 200 people, who are already engaged in sewer cleaning work and who have experience of sewer cleaning. By this way the Government has provided employment to them making them self-employed. Now they will also be called entrepreneurs of their own skill and their economic condition will be improved. As the same time it will ensure safety of their life, apartfrom ensuring dignity of labour.

Shri Kejriwal, congratulating these ‘Sani entrepreneurs’ said that Delhi has become the 1st State in introducing the in implementing and ensuring the introduction of sewer cleaning machines for cleaning sewer in the narrow lanes in Delhi.

He also extended his gratitude to the DICCI(Dalit Chamber of Commerce and Industries) and  its Chairman, Shri Milind Kamle and the State Bank of India for their enormous economic supports to these Scavenging entrepreneurs in ensuring end the inhuman practice of sanitation workers entering Sewage for cleaning.

Shri Rajendar Pal Gautam, Minster of SC-ST Welfare, said that Delhi Government is committed to work for the upliftment of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in a better and effective manner.  He said that Government is preparing a number of scheme meant for the Welfare of SC and ST.

Chief Secretary, Delhi, Shri Vijay Kumar Dev said that Delhi is a bunch of varied flowers with specialties, as people from all religions castes and creed are living together and everyone has the right to live with dignity and honour. It is really creditable and remarkable that Delhi Government has made 200 people as entrepreneurs in their own field of skill and with this the Delhi has become 1st State to introduce this applied technology. He said that in our great nation the Scavengers are regarded as ‘Unsung Heros’.

The CEO, Delhi Jal Board, Shri Anil Kumar Singh  said that now with the introduction of Small Sewage Cleaning Machine Vehicles, Delhi Jal Board will be able to ensure cleaning of sewage in narrow lanes in Delhi comfortable through these Machines, which have been fitted with necessary equipments ensuring hydraulic, Jetting, Grabbing and Roding work. This small cleaning machine can ensure cleaning the main holes of 30 feet deep and can clean the sewerage and bring the silt, slug and other waste out of the main hole to the trolley. He said that Delhi Jal Board now has put an end the inhuman practice of Sanitation workers entering sewers for cleaning.

Delhi CM @ArvindKejriwal and Health Minister @SatyendarJain launch nation’s first urban bike ambulance service; CATs launches 16 First Response vehicles to avoid congestion and reduce response time #DelhiGovernance #HealthyDelhi #UniversalHealthCoverage

·         CHIEF MINISTER OF DELHI, SHRI ARVIND KEJRIWAL LAUNCHES FIRST EVER BIKE AMBULANCE SERVICE ( FIRST RESPONDER VEHICLES) IN THE NATIONAL CAPITAL

·       TO REDUCE THE AMBULANCE RESPONSE TIME IN CONGESTED AREAS AND J. J. CLUSTERS, GOVERNMENT OF DELHI HAS INITIATED THIS PROJECT THROUGH CATS FOR FIRST RESPONDER VEHICLES (FRVS) WITH A FLEET OF 16 NOS OF FRVS

·         DELHI GOVERNMENT IS CONSTANTLY, CONTINUOUSLY AND VIGOROUSLY WORKING IN THE FIELD OF HEALTH AND MEDICAL SERVICES- SHRI KEJRIWAL

New Delhi: 07/02/2019

The Chief Minister of Delhi, Shri Arvind Kejriwal today launched and flagged off the First Ever Bike Ambulance Service (First Responder Vehicles) in a function organised by Delhi Government at Delhi Secretariat.

Minister of Health, Shri Satyendar Jain, Senior Officers of the Govt. and Officers of CATS Ambulances services were also present on this occasion.  To reduce the ambulance Response Time in congested areas and J.J. clusters, Government of Delhi has initiated a Pilot Project through CATS for First Responder Vehicles (FRVs) with a fleet of 16 nos of FRVs (Bike Ambulances)  in East Delhi (East, North East & Shahdara District).

The project was approved by the Council of Ministers vide Cabinet Decision No. 2554 dated 23.02.2018 and funds of Rs.40.00 Lakhs has been sanctioned.

Launching the fleet of Bike Ambulances, Shri Kejriwal said that the Delhi Government is constantly, continuously and vigorously working in the field of health and medical services to keep his promise to provide better health facility to Delhi.

“Today we have taken a big step for the people of Delhi. Till now only big vehicles were available for ambulance services, now these bike ambulances will be able to reach narrow bylanes to provide immediate medical care for people residing there.” The Chief Minister said on the occasion.

Mr Kejriwal said the new service is being launched with 16 motorcycles and will soon be expanded.

He said that his government is focusing on health and education sectors with the result the new policies, programmes/initiatives are created and implemented effectively.

Centralised Accident & Trauma Services (CATS), an Autonomous Body of Govt. of NCT of Delhi provides round the clock free ambulance service in Delhi for accident & trauma victims, medical emergencies, transportation of pregnant women for delivery and post delivery (drop back to home), inter-hospital transportation etc. CATS ambulances are equipped and manned by trained ambulance manpower to deal with all kind of medical emergencies including on board deliveries.

For this purpose, CATS purchased 16 No. of Hero Achiever Motorcycles which are fabricated and equipped with medical equipment. For operational purpose, these FRVs are also equipped with Mobile Data Terminal (MDT) for communication, GPS devices for tracking and route navigation and integrated with existing CATS Control Room. These FRVs are manned by trained ambulance manpower. Against the sanctioned funds of Rs.40.00 Lakhs, the project is completed in Rs.23.00 Lakhs

The role of First Responder Vehicles:

·         Provide service in traffic congested areas and JJ clusters having narrow streets

·         To reach the incident site in shortest possible time

·         Help in preventing the loss of limb(s) or life by providing basic first aid

·         Stabilize the patient till arrival of ambulance

Facilities available in First Responder Vehicles:

·         Portable oxygen cylinder

·         First aid kit and dressing materials

·         Air-splints

·         Foldable Transfer Sheet

·         Ambu Bags

·         Glucometer

·         Pulse Oxymeter

·         Portable manual suction machine

·         GPS device

·         Communication Device (MDT)

Delhi Cabinet approves installation of hydraulic lifts in 1000 standard floor CNG buses #AAPatWork

Cabinet approves installation of hydraulic lifts in 1,000 standard floor CNG buses

The Delhi cabinet, in its meeting on Friday morning, chaired by the Chief Minister, Shri Arvind Kejriwal approved the Department of Transport proposal for the reimbursement of incremental cost for fitment of Hydraulic Lifts in 1,000 Standard Floor CNG  propelled Buses (including cost of AMC during concession period of 10 years) to the concessionaires.

The Delhi government is committed to provide efficient and environment friendly modes of public transport for the residents of Delhi.

Sufficient modes of public transport is the only way to reduce air pollution in Delhi and bring down the number of vehicles on the roads of Delhi to reduce congestion.  

The details of the decision are as follows :  

The cabinet approved the proposal to allow the reimbursement of the overall cost of fitment of lifts on 1,000 buses, at a benchmark cost of Rs. 3,63,396/- per bus, amounting to a total of Rs. 36,33,96,000/- (including GST), to the concessionaries.

The reimbursement of the Cost shall be made to the concessionaires, at the time of actual induction of buses subject to a supplementary agreement to be executed by the concessionaire with the Department about the recovery of expenses incurred by Government after taking into account the depreciation factor in the eventuality of termination of agreement.

This payment of yearly AMC charges on per bus basis shall be made to the concessionaires, at the end of each year on actual number of buses.

The decision for the installation of hydraulic lifts in standard floor buses has been taken following the directions of the hon’ble Supreme Court of India and hon’ble High Court of Delhi.

The technology of fitment of lifts is new in India for standard floor buses. The prototype of buses with hydraulic lifts for wheel chair bound commuters has been prepared.

The Delhi government has made a commitment before the hon’ble Supreme Court of India that it will bear the cost of installation of lifts in 1,000 standard floor buses.