The need for a better public transport service was the major demand raised by MLAs from the North-West Parliamentary constituency on the third day of Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit's interaction with legislators to ascertain their views on developmental issues.
The meeting held at Delhi Secretariat on Thursday was attended by all Ministers, the Chief Secretary, Principal Secretary to Chief minister, all Principal Secretaries/Secretaries, the Delhi Jal Board CEO and MCD Commissioner.
Transport Minister Arvinder Singh Lovely told the meeting that the Government has recommended extension of the Delhi Metro rail service up to Bawana in the third phase by extending the Red Line from Rithala onwards. A few MLAs present at the meeting demanded extension of metro routes towards villages especially up to Bawana where a large industrial estate has started functioning on a full scale.
The legislators also demanded better buses and more DTC routes for rural areas. Officials apprised the meeting that Nangloi depot will become an all low-floor bus depot within a couple of days ensuring playing better buses in rural areas. The Narela depot will be provided with CNG supply in two weeks. Transport officials said these two measures will help in improvement of bus services in rural Delhi henceforth.
The Chief Minister's interaction with the remaining MLAs from two other Parliamentary Constituencies will continue on Saturday.