DELHI, June 1: The Delhi Cabinet
today discussed an ambitious app-based premium bus scheme after Lt Governor
Najeeb Jung asked it to review the scheme again.
Sources said the government will apprise Jung in a written communication as to
why the city needs the app-based premium bus service which will help strengthen
the public transport in the national capital.
The scheme could not be implemented today after Jung asked the Delhi government
to review it.
The sources said that the meeting chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal
also discussed the sections of Motor Vehicles ACT under which the scheme was
being introduced, adding that government may also seek people's opinion to
Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) of Delhi government has initiated a probe into the
app-based premium bus scheme which was red-flagged by the Lt Governor on the
ground that his approval was not taken before notifying it.
has prepared a list of rationales behind the introduction of this scheme and
they will soon be sent to the LG's office", they further
Under the scheme announced by Transport Minister Gopal Rai last month, people
can book their seats in a bus through their smart phone on the lines of
app-based taxi services.
Earlier in the day, ACB chief M K Meena ordered an inquiry into the scheme on
the basis of a complaint filed by BJP MLA Vijender Gupta who alleged that the
Kejriwal government wanted to launch the scheme to benefit a Gurgaon-based
private bus aggregator.