The Delhi government today launched a “park and ride” bus service from India Gate to and from various central government buildings located on either side of Rajpath in the city.

“Everyday a large number of public throng the central government offices at the Rajpath area in their vehicles, causing traffic chaos.

“But now they can park their vehicles at C—Hexagon at India Gate and hop on the bus to reach the government offices comfortably,” Jaipal Reddy, Urban Development Minister said after launching the facility here.

The service is being provided by the Urban Development Ministry along with the Delhi Transport Corporation of Delhi Government and civic agencies such as New Delhi Municipal Council and CPWD.

“The service launched from today will be free of cost till its trial run for the government employees and visitors to government offices who find it extremely difficult to get parking slot in the compounds of the buildings,” Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said.

She said government officers, required to visit from one ministry to another or commuting to offices from metro station, can also avail the facility.

“The service is being started on trial basis and depending on its success the number of buses will increase further,” she added.

Regarding the phase—out of bluelines, she said that it will be completed by the year—end, ensuring that their replacements are on the roads so that people do not face inconvenience.

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