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Delhi Transport Corporation
Delhi Transport Corporation is the main public transport and the backbone of Delhi. It plies buses many bus routes, including the mudrika (the Ring Road Service) and Bahri Mudrika (the Outer Ring Road Service). It is one of the largest compressed natural gas-powered bus service. It is often referred to as "Daudo tho Chado" ("Run to Climb") for its very short stoppages at bus stops. DTC is very popular with it's economical student bus passes.
It was incorporated in May 1948 by the Government of India for local bus services when they found out the incumbent service provider Gawaliorand Northern India Transport Company Ltd. was inadequate in serving the purpose. It was then named "Delhi Transport Service". It was again constituted as "Delhi Road Transport Authority" under the Road Transport Corporation Act, 1950. This Authority became undertaking of Municipal Corporation of Delhi by an Act of Parliament in April, 1958. In 1971, on a recommendation from Government of India took over the assets and liabilities from the erstwhile Delhi Transport Undertaking (DTU) operated by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi till 2nd Nov, 1971.Thus, Delhi Transport Corporation was setup in 1971. Delhi Transport Corporation which was under administrative control of Government of India was transferred to the Government of National Capital Territory, Delhi .
Delhi Transport Corporation operates many routes not-only in Delhi, but also many inter-states routes. The mofussil buses operate around 34 depots. and the inter-state buses operate from the Three Inter-State Bus Terminals located in Kashmere Gate , Sarai Kale Khan and Anand Vihar .
Intra-Delhi Bus Services
Delhi Transport Corporation services in Delhi has vastly distributed network of bus services. It connects almost every part of Delhi with this network of buses. The most Prominent of these being the Mudrika and the Bahri Mudrika services interconnecting all parfts of the city with a large
Metro Feeder Buses
Transportation in Delhi is under-going a vast change with the entry of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation . DTC has been helping Metro Rail to connect Delhi City better by operating new bus routes connecting commuters in areas surrounding the metro stations for a better city experience .
Inter-State Bus Services
DTC is one of the premier bus services of North India . It connects almost all the major centres of North India with it's services. It connects Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan and Haryana.
Delhi-Lahore Bus Services
DTC has also been a great part-taker in the recent friendship ties between India and Pakistan. It has been operating the regular buses between Delhi and Lahore. [[Delhi-Lahore Bus Service]] was inaugarated on 11th July 2003 . Delhi
One of DTC's many popular services is the issual of bus passes of monthly duration. It also issues bus passes for half-yearly,quaterly and monthly basis. Apart from these bus pases it also issues Green Card for a daily commuter which is a ticket valid for the whole day.
As it's popular name suggests Daudo Tho Chado , it is is not easy to catch a DTC bus as the drivers seldom stop these buses at its bus stops. DTC Bus Services follow a haphazard frequency of buses. DTC
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