New Delhi: Spelling an end to the daily woes of commuters trying to reach their destinations after alighting at Metro stations, a parliamentary panel has asked Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) officials to ensure that 300 feeder buses start plying within the next six months.
The DMRC currently operates 120 feeder buses and Metro commuters often blame the scarce service for inconvenience in last-mile connectivity.
The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Urban Development, while discussing the Urban Development Ministry’s demand for grants for 2012-13, had enquired of senior officials about the provision of feeder buses.
In its report, the Committee, headed by JD-U leader Sharad Yadav, noted that Urban Development Secretary Sudhir Krishna, had, during oral evidence deposed that “the entire feeder service load cannot be loaded” on the DMRC.
Krishna told the panel that to run feeder-bus services, DMRC needed the cooperation of the Delhi government and the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) .