The first phase of route rationalisation under an initiative ‘Connect Delhi’, which seeks to effectively link residents of the rural belt with State-run transport infrastructure, was launched by the government’s Transport Department on Friday.
This phase will seek to improve public transport and feeder bus services in Najafgarh; with other phases for other areas also in the offing, the government said, adding: “The initiative, Connect Delhi, will rationalise the bus and feeder services in the city with a vision that all residential areas and villages of Delhi are connected with a reliable public transport facility within 500 metres of walking distance at a frequency of 15 minutes.”
A fleet of 70 buses
Under the first phase, a fleet of 70 buses would connect four activity centres with Najafgarh to improve service to various villages. “Taking advantage of the existing road network and demand pattern, regular service is proposed to four activity nodes from Najafgarh — distributed from north to south of city centre. A commuter would be able to reach any of these activity centres and access various areas of the city centre by interchanging with high-frequency services connecting all activity centres in Delhi,” it added.
The initiative would improve connectivity of Najafgarh to Mori Gate Terminal (ISBT Kashmere Gate) via Uttam Nagar and Inderlok, Nehru Place Terminal via Palam, Ambedkar Nagar Terminal via Kapashera, and Saket and Azadpur Terminal via Peeragarhi, the government said.