Cluster buses – the “orange” Delhi transit buses – will begin operations on routes 803 and 629 from Friday with passengers from South, Central and West Delhi being able to use these services. Route 803 which comes under cluster 4 will have 12 buses and the route 629 which comes under cluster 3 will have 5 buses. With these additions, the total number of orange buses will be 521 in the Capital.
The buses on route 803 will begin from Shivaji Stadium and go via Police Station Mandir Marg, Pusa Road Petrol Pump (Sadhu Vasmani Marg), Telephone Exchange (Rajendra Place Metro Station), West Patel Nagar, Loha Mandi, Naraina Vihar /Indra Market, Mayapuri depot, DESU colony, Dabri Village, Dwarka crossing Palam and will end at Madhu Vihar (Dwarka). This route will also provide connectivity to the metro stations at Rajiv Chowk, Jhandewalan, Karol Bagh, Rajendra Place, West Patel Nagar, Shadipur Depot on the Blue line Metro Station
Buses on route number 629 will start at Mehrauli Terminal, PTS, Qutab Enclave, Ber Sarai (JNU), R. K. Puram Sec-1 and R. K Puram Sec 8-9 crossing, South Moti Bagh Road, Dhaula Kuan Ring Road (ARSD College), RR lines Signal officers flat, Kirbi Place, Lajwanti Garden, Beriwala Bagh, Murkaji Park (Subhash Nagar crossing) and will terminate at Khyla Resettlement colony. The buses on route 629 will also provide connectivity with the Metro lines at Dhaula Kuan on Airport Express line, Subhash Nagar and West Patel Nagar on the Blue Line.
DIMTS through an integrated mechanism will monitor the operation of the buses under this cluster on behalf of the Delhi Government. The Government’s concessionaire for cluster 3 and 4 is AB Grains Private Limited which provides the fleet and drivers, said a statement.