Delhi Announces App Based Premium Bus Service

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On the lines of app-based taxi services, Delhiites will now be able to book their seats in buses through their smartphones from June announcing ‘Premium Bus Service’ aimed at encouraging cars users to use public transport. Only air-conditioned buses will ply under the scheme according to which one bus aggregator will have to run at lease 50 vehicles to get a licence from the Delhi government’s Transport department.

The bus aggregators will have an individual app like Ola, Uber and they will be allowed to decide their fares, but if need arises government will prescribe upper limit of fares or take steps to check predatory pricing.

With government giving green signal to new bus service based on mobile application, Ola and Uber, which are facing criticism for surge pricing during the second phase of odd-even scheme, may also enter into new business and run app-based bus services as well in the national capital.