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DTC Plans towards a secure travelling

Posted by admin On December - 11 - 2011

In just a few months, DTC bus passengers will be kept under constant surveillance through CCTV and commuters will also be checked by the bus staff with a metal detector for weapons to make travelling in Delhi safer.

Secure System in DTC Buses in Delhi

Delhi’s public transport system is a very vulnerable spots for terror attacks and the government is taking serious measures to prevent any such events. The Delhi Metro network is checked and secured through manual as well as strict electronics surveillance system but the DTC still continue to be a vulnerable target.

According to DC senior officials, said they are now working on a state home department’s proposal to install CCTV cameras and metal detectors in its 6,500strong fleet of buses. As these will have huge financial implications, DTC will have to arrange for the equipment on its own. DTC chairman-cum-managing director Vijay Kumar Dev said they have taken up the proposal with transport department of Delhi government. Dev said that  “Once a policy is laid out and its financial implications are taken care of, we will involve all stakeholders including bus manufacturers to see how it can be made possible,“

The human resources will have to arrange everything to run this entire system smoothly, said DTC officials. The officials also said that they will have to generate a backend system through which they will feed the  large number of buses and will not only have to be monitored but will also have to be stored for future reference.

DTC buses in a day make some 35,00040,000 trips and carry more than 40 lakh passengers every day. The department has launched cluster bus scheme in Delhi through which some 4,400 private buses which will runs on over 650 routes in a couple of years and these private buses will also have to install CCTV camera as well as metal detectors.

New Delhi: In a bid to compete with high-end Volvo buses and low-cost airlines, of Shatabdi trains will be installing television screens in all passenger coaches of Shatabdi trains which will originate from the Nation Capital city. Now passengers travelling on Shatabdi trains can enjoy all their favourite TV shows and movies for free of cost on live television.

According to a Northern Railway official, railways are the cheapest means of transport and the Indian Railways is doing everything in their hand to improve the travelling experience of passengers. With this free service, travellers will have more options to kill their journey time by enjoy their favourite movies, shows, cricket matches, news and so on.

The service will be provided free of cost to passengers, but the Northern Railway at the same time is making sure to earn some profit out of this. According to the tender document which was made public state that some 20% of the content presenter by the vendor will be advertised and in return the vendor will be paying the Northern Railways pay a substantial amount.

This facility will be in nine rakes, while rakes 1 to 6 will travel on different routes while the remaining rakes will be on fixed routes. The contract will be for five years the price to reserve for coaches 1 to 6 will be Rs 14 lakh for a year. The licence will be collected on a 6 months basis, the license charge will be increased at 10 per cent after second year, 15 per cent after third and 20 and 25 per cent in the fourth and fifth year.

Railway official said that after a trial run on the Kalka Shatabdi and if it proves successful, the entire Shatabdi network in Delhi will be covered.

An eight inch TV screen will be installed behind every seat in the Executive Class and Chair Cars in six Shatabdi trains originating from the capital. The trains chosen by railway officials for this are Amritsar Shatabdi, Kalka Shatabdi, Lucknow Shatabdi, Bhopal Shatabdi, Ajmer Shatabdi and Dehradun Shatabdi. The cost of development, management and maintenance of the audio, video and so on will be borne by the contractor.