Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal Announces Free WiFi Facilities In DTC Buses


Delhi: The Chief Minister of National Capital, Arvind Kejriwal has made an announcement that the DTC buses will be equipped with free WiFi facility very soon.

On Monday, while responding to the reporters, he said, “The government of Delhi is planning to provide free WiFi to the bus passengers at the earliest. So, we are constantly in touch with some of the big companies.”

He made this announcement in front of DTC employees during an award ceremony in Talkatora Indoor Stadium. Along with him, Transport Minister Gopal Rai and DTC managing director CR Garg were present

Last Friday, the officials of Delhi government were busy discussing the plans with several big internet and telecom firms including Google, Facebook, and Ericsson.

Along with the free WiFi announcement, the head of the Aam Aadmi Party also announced the new hikes for the bus drivers of DTC buses. As per the new allowance, the drivers who drive up to 2250 kilometers in a month will see a hike of Rs. 4 to Rs. 5 per kilometer, while the driver who drive more than 2250 kilometers in a month would be paid Rs.6 per kilometer.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal Announced Free WiFi Facility in DTC buses

With this decision made by the Delhi government, the average increment in the salary of DTC bus drivers would be in the range of Rs. 2500 to Rs. 4500 per month.

During the function, Kejriwal announced the name and felicitated the 10 best performing depots out of a total of 43 DTC depots in the capital region. Ghazipur Depot, Millennium Depot-IV, Hari Nagar Depot-I, Hari Nagar Depot-2, BBM Depot-1, Nangloi Depot, Ghummanhera Depot, Wazirpur Depot, Ambedkar Nagar Depot, and Rohini Depot-IV are in the list of felicitated depots.

The felicitated depots were analyzed by comparing their performances during the time period from 16th May to 15th June 2015 with the same time in the last year.

Delhi CM also recommended all the DTC employees to show their complete dedication and honesty towards their job, so that Delhities wouldn’t feel any kind of lack in the service. He also urged to have a suggestion box system through which the performance improving ideas can be collected.

As reported by Raj, the income of the DTC has been increased significantly from March to August 2015. In March 2015, DTC collected Rs. 68,52,85,378 while in August 2015, it raised to Rs. 75,64,48,213.

Raj praised the work done by AAP government, especially providing Rs. 10 lakh to the driver victim who was beaten to death a few months back. Moreover, he said that the Delhi government has deployed about 1500 marshals to take care of daily commuters. Furthermore, CCTV cameras are being installed on all the low floor buses and will be completed very soon.