*Kejriwal Government gives a historic push to Delhi’s transport infrastructure; CM Arvind Kejriwal flags off 100 low-floor AC CNG buses taking the fleet total to an all time high of 6,900

*100 low-floor AC CNG buses have been added to Delhi's public transport fleet; new buses will run from Ghumanhera depot in outer Delhi to cater rural areas of Delhi: CM Arvind Kejriwal

*More CNG and Electric buses are also coming on a large scale soon: CM Arvind Kejriwal

*After the arrival of these 100 low floor AC CNG buses, the total number of buses in Delhi has increased to an all time high of 6,900: CM Arvind Kejriwal

*Prior to this, Delhi saw 6,000 buses in the fleet of Delhi Transport Department during the Commonwealth Games: CM Arvind Kejriwal

*Delhi Government is committed towards taking the bus transport system of Delhi and its frequency to the highest standards to aid public mobility: CM Arvind Kejriwal

*Delhi’s buses now stand out as an example of a safe, accessible and convenient transport system in the country: Kailash Gahlot

NEW DELHI: 14TH JANUARY 2022-The Kejriwal Government has given a historic push to Delhi’s transport infrastructure. With a motive of further enhancing public mobility in Delhi, Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal flagged off 100 low-floor AC CNG buses today. The CM stated — 100 low-floor AC CNG buses have now been added to Delhi's public transport fleet; new buses will run from Ghumanhera depot in outer Delhi to cater rural areas of Delhi. More CNG and Electric buses are also coming on a large scale soon. After the arrival of these 100 low floor AC CNG buses, the total number of buses in Delhi has increased to an all time high of 6,900. Prior to this, Delhi saw 6,000 buses in the fleet of Delhi Transport Department during the Commonwealth Games. Delhi Government is committed towards taking the bus transport system of Delhi and its frequency to the highest standards to aid public mobility. Transport Minister Shri Kailash Gahlot said that Delhi’s buses now stand out as an example of a safe, accessible and convenient transport system in the country.

Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal today flagged off 100 new low floor AC CNG buses from the Rajghat Cluster Bus Depot. Accompanied by Transport Minister Shri Kailash Gahlot, the CM conducted an intricate inspection of the ITS enabled buses. These buses will run on 9 cluster routes in Delhi. With the addition of these 100 low-floor AC CNG buses in the fleet of the Transport Department, the movement of the people of Delhi has become easier. Along with this, the Delhi Government is going to bring in more CNG and electric buses on the road in the coming days to further strengthen public transport systems.

*6,900 buses running on the roads of Delhi today; highest number ever achieved by the state transport department: CM Arvind Kejriwal

Shri Arvind Kejriwal said, “We are dedicating 100 new AC low floor buses to the people of Delhi today. These buses will be put to use from today itself. A new bus depot has been developed in Ghumanhera. The buses will be stationed there and serve rural routes majorly. Overall, there are about 6,900 buses running on the roads of Delhi today. This is the highest number ever achieved by the state transport department. Prior to this there used to be around 6,000 buses during the Commonwealth Games.”

*Will provide the best frequency of buses on every single route: CM Arvind Kejriwal

He added, “In the coming days we’ll see infusion of buses at a larger scale into the system. Electric buses are about to arrive, CNG buses are in the process, and DTC is getting its own fleet too. The whole process of procuring buses takes two to three years in total due to several legalities involved in it. There was a dearth of buses when we came to power and we initiated the process of procuring buses right back then itself. Ever since then we've been seeing buses being rolled in from time to time to strengthen the public transport system. The Delhi Government is committed towards taking the bus transport system of Delhi to the highest standards and will provide the best frequency on every single route.”

*Delhi’s buses now stand out as an example of a safe, accessible and convenient transport system in the country: Kailash Gahlot

At the same time, Transport Minister Shri Kailash Gahlot said, “A robust, efficient and well connected public transport system is our lifeline and we've huge plans to augment Delhi's transport this year, be it bus, metro or bus and depot infrastructure. We are also making a huge transition to electric, the first bus of which is already in Delhi and ready to start running on our roads. Delhi’s buses now stand out as an example of a safe, accessible and convenient transport system in the country and we are in the process of expanding our paratransit systems to ensure safe last mile connectivity to every Delhiite at any time of the day.”

*The new AC CNG Low Floor buses have the following salient features:

• Bharat Stage VI emission standard compliant

• Equipped with Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) System

• Bus kneeling with foldable ramp for differently-abled person

• Step less boarding and alighting of Passengers.

• Fully ITS enabled with CCTV Cameras (Panic buttons with hooter) for

women safety-Live video streaming in case of emergency

• Two way communication with Control Room

• GPS units for live tracking of bus

• Full Automatic transmission with rear engine

• Disc brakes

• Fire detection and suppression system

*The new buses will serve nine major cluster routes

The additional 100 buses are being deployed on 9 additional Cluster routes in Delhi. As on date, Cluster buses are operated on 317 city routes network. The buses will ply on the following routes:

Route No 892 - Chhawla School to New Delhi Railway Station Gate 2 via Chhawla, Dwarka Sec 22, Dwarka Sec 2, Dabri Mor, Mayapuri, Kriti Nagar, New Delhi Rly Station Gate No 2. 8 buses will ply on this 37 km long route.

Airport Express 08 - Najafgarh Terminal to IGI Airport T2 via Najafgarh , Chhawala, Airport Terminal 2. 8 buses will ply on this 39.4 km long route.

Route No 567 - Qamruddin Nagar Terminal to Sarai Kale Khan via Nangloi, Jawalapuri, Peeragarhi, Paschim Vihar W/T, Rd No. 29/30 Crossing, Syndicate Bank, PB Terminal, Raja Garden, Mayapuri Depot, Nariana Vill, Brar Square, RR lines, Dhaula Kuan, Moti Bagh, Narouji Nagar, AIIMS, Andrewsganj, Lajpat Nagar. 22 buses will ply on this 30 km long route.

Route 926- Tikri Border to Old Delhi Railway Station(Fatehpuri) via Fatehpuri, Mori Gate / ISBT, Ice Factory, GG Singh Marg, Sarai Rohilla, Zakhira, PB Terminal, Madipur JJ Colony, Peeragarhi, Jawalapuri, Nangloi, Qamruddin Nagar Crossing, Mundika, Hirankunda Crossing, Tikri Piao, Tikri Border. 22 buses will ply on this 30.3 km long route.

Route 219 - Qamruddin Nagar Terminal to Old Delhi Railway Station(Fatehpuri) via Old Delhi Railway Station, ISBT/Mori Gate,Ice Factory, K.G.Mkt, Daya Basti,Zakhira,P.B.Terminal, Madipur JJ Colony,Peeragarhi, Jwalapuri,Nangloi, Qamruddin Nagar Terminal. 8 buses will ply on this 19.9 km long route.

Route 964 - Saraswati Vihar Water Tank to Nehru Place Terminal via Nehru Place Terminal,Snp Depot,Lajpat Nagar,Ashram, Sarai Kale Khan,Road Bridge Crossing, Railway Bridge Ring Road,Ito Ring Road,Shanti Van, Jamuna Bazar, I S B T Ring Road,Old Sectt,Gtb Nagar,Model Town-II,Ashok Vihar Crossing,Wp Depot, Jd Block PitamPura,A-Saraswati Vihar, Saraswati Vihar W/Tank. 10 buses will ply on this 35.2 km long route.

Route 849- Qamruddin Nagar Terminal to Tilak Nagar via Tilak Nagar,Hn Depot,Beri Wala Bagh,Mp Depot,Raja Garden,P.B. Club,P. Bagh,Madipur JJ Colony, Peeragarhi, Jwalapuri, Nangloi JJ Colony,Qamruddin Nagar Terminal. 5 buses will ply on this 18.4 km long route.

Route 962- Kanjhawala Village to Kendriya Terminal via Kendriya Terminal,Dr Rml Hospital,Mandir Marg, Sadhu Vasvani Marg,Tele Exchange,W P Nagar, Karampura,P B Terminal,Madipur JJ Colony,Peeragarhi, Mangolpur Khurd,Pooth Kalan,Begum Pur,Karala,Kanjhawala. 9 buses will ply on this 30 km long route.

Route 940- Mangolpuri Q Block to Shivaji Stadium via Shivaji Stadium, Kendriya Terminal, Ridge Road, Shankar Rd,West Patel Nagar,Karampura T,Punjabi Bagh Terminal,Madipur JJ Colony, Peeragarhi, B-Block Mangol Puri, Q- Block Mangolpuri. 10 buses will ply on this 25.4 km long route.

*Will decrease restrictions if Covid cases decrease: CM Arvind Kejriwal

Concerning Covid, Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal stated, “the number of corona cases is rapidly increasing. There's no denying it. We are all aware that Omicron infections are widespread. This is a virus that spreads quickly. The infection rate in Delhi has now reached nearly 29 percent, but there is no cause for concern. The number of patients admitted to hospitals is very low, as is the number of deaths. As a result, there is no need for people to be concerned or panicked. From the perspective of the Delhi government, everything is in order. There is no shortage of hospital beds. There are also plenty of ICU beds available. We do not need to panic, but we must act responsibly. We are keeping an eye on the situation in Corona. We will only tighten the restrictions if necessary, but if corona cases begin to decline, we will relax the restrictions.”

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*BJP has become an adversary of education; plotting to derail 'Desh Ke Mentor' program assisting thousands of Delhi Government school students in shaping their careers- Dy CM Manish Sisodia

*BJP doesn’t want poor children to have a chance to attend world-class universities so it can spread hate & filth through its ‘WhatsApp University- Dy CM Manish Sisodia

*BJP must keep their political agenda away from education and let the Kejriwal government work- Dy CM Manish Sisodia

*BJP is terrified of the success of poor children through ‘Desh Ke Mentor’; stopping the program using a planted complaint of a BJP worker; program was helping to improve the careers of lakhs of children- Dy CM Manish Sisodia

*BJP is giving ridiculous reasons to halt the ‘Desh Ke Mentor’ program; They want Kejriwal government to do police verification of poor government school students instead of giving them career guidance: Dy CM Manish Sisodia

*BJP saying Desh Ke Mentor will increase the cases of ‘cyber crime and child trafficking’ while knowing mentors from reputed institutions like IITs and IIMs are guiding Delhi government school students under the program - Dy CM Manish Sisodia

*BJP just wants to keep the youth of the country uneducated and entangled in the disputes of religion and caste, neither does it work on education itself, nor is allowing Kejriwal government to do it- Dy CM Manish Sisodia


New Delhi: 14TH JANUARY 2022


The Kejriwal Government has set unmatchable standards of public education in the country today. So much so that political parties are trying to put hindrances in the course of its historic work out of fear. While replying to the fabricated issues raised by NCPCR against Desh Ke Mentor, Deputy Chief Minister Shri Manish Sisodia stated — BJP has become an adversary of education; plotting to derail 'Desh Ke Mentor' program assisting thousands of Delhi Government school students in shaping their careers. BJP doesn’t want poor children to have a chance to attend world-class universities so it can spread hate & filth through its ‘WhatsApp University. BJP is terrified of the success of poor children through ‘Desh Ke Mentor’; stopping the program using a planted complaint of a BJP worker; program was helping to improve the careers of lakhs of children. BJP is giving ridiculous reasons to halt the ‘Desh Ke Mentor’ program; They want Kejriwal government to do police verification of poor government school students instead of giving them career guidance. BJP saying Desh Ke Mentor will increase the cases of ‘cyber crime and child trafficking’ while knowing mentors from reputed institutions like IITs and IIMs are guiding Delhi government school students under the program. BJP just wants to keep the youth of the country uneducated and entangled in the disputes of religion and caste, neither does it work on education itself, nor is allowing Kejriwal government to do it.

Dy CM Shri Manish Sisodia added that, they have given absolutely ridiculous reasons to stop this program. They want us to do police verification of students who are undergoing mentoring. We have a well designed process to assess and select mentors for our children of Delhi government schools. All those who apply for being mentors go through a psychometric test and then they are trained on all aspects of mentoring children. On the call of the Kejriwal government, 44,000 youths have joined this program. Of these, 500 mentors are IIT passouts, 500 are from IIMs across the country, 15,600 are those who are studying between graduation to Phd at India’s reputed colleges and 7,500 are those who have completed their studies and are doing good jobs. All these people want to nurture the next generation youth and help them choose the right path, and BJP says that they could be involved in some kind of crimes like cyber bullying or child trafficking. All the statements and directions from National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) are politically motivated and are illogical.

Exposing the roots of the complaint registered against the ‘Desh Ke Mentor’ program at NCPCR, Shri Sisodia said that the complainant in this case is none but a worker of BJP from Chhattisgarh. When they had sent us the notice, we replied to the commission clearly that we are taking all precautions for children’s safety and use specially designed psychometric tests to assess mentors. But they have sent another notice highlighting that mentees (who are students of Delhi government schools) are not undergoing police verification and mentors (who are from such reputed colleges and universities) might be involved in crimes related to children.

He added that BJP does not want today’s generation to choose the right path of education and development. They want to drag the country's youth to cheap politics of religion and cast and push them in darkness. BJP leaders are worried that if the country's youth will study, then who will react insensitively to their fake and provoking messages. BJP must keep their political agenda away from education and let the Kejriwal government work.


*On the call of the Kejriwal Government, 44,000 youths have become mentors under the ‘Desh Ke Mentor’ program

‘Desh Ke Mentor’ program is the country's largest mentoring program by the Kejriwal government. Its aim is to build a community of youth who are part of the culture of volunteering and are working to create spaces for students to have an open dialogue about their careers, opinions and everyday choices. Under this program students and professionals from educated backgrounds are given an opportunity to help or mentor a student/students (of Class 9-12) from Delhi government schools. Mentors counsel students about new age professions and job opportunities and how one can choose a correct path for their dream jobs or business. Most students are from such a background where parents or any other family member is not educated enough to guide them about new age career options.

Dy CM Shri Manish Sisodia said that all students who have got mentors have submitted consent letters from their parents. Also we have made sure that all female students are guided by female mentors and male students by male mentors. On our call, 44,000 youths have joined this program. Of these, 500 mentors are IIT passouts, 500 are from IIMs across the country, 15,600 are those who are studying between graduation to Phd at India’s reputed colleges and 7,500 are those who have completed their studies and are doing good jobs. All selected mentors have gone through psychometric tests and special training, before they are allotted students they are supposed to mentor. We have even rejected more than 750 people who applied for this program but failed the psychometric test.

Currently, 1.76 children are being mentored under this program and they are very happy, he added.

*Ridiculous reasons given by BJP to stop ‘Desh Ke Mentor’ program

The Deputy Chief Minister said that the BJP says that the police verification of school children was not done. And the extent was reached when NCPCR said that it can lead to child trafficking and cybercrime. It simply means that if a young person from IIT or IIM guides the children of poor households to understand how they can go to IIT or IIM and achieve their dreams, this can lead to child trafficking and cybercrime according to the BJP. BJP must keep their political agenda away from education and let the Kejriwal government work. BJP has always been the enemy of education since their inception and now they want the Kejriwal government to stop showing the right path to the youth of the country, added Dy CM Shri Manish Sisodia.

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*Over 13,000 hospital beds vacant in Delhi- Satyendar Jain*

*In the last 24 hours, 28,867 new cases of Corona have been reported in Delhi, with a positivity rate of 29.21 percent and 31 deaths- Satyendar Jain*

*Request people to get both doses of the vaccine as soon as they can, 75% of the deaths were of those who were not vaccinated and 90% were co-morbid - Satyendar Jain*

*Matter of relief that hospital admission rates have stabilised; 85% beds in Delhi are vacant in Delhi - Satyendar Jain*

NEW DELHI: 14TH JANUARY 2022-Recognising the dangers of the new variant the Kejriwal Government has taken the most stringent measures in the country to protect the public. Health Minister Shri Satyendar Jain provided detailed information on Corona cases in the city on Friday. He said, "In the last 24 hours, 28,867 new cases of corona have been reported in Delhi, with a positivity rate of 29.21 percent; and 31 deaths have occurred as a result of Covid.". In addition, Shri Jain stated that the rate of hospital admission has been low in recent days. As a result, 85 percent of Delhi's total beds are vacant, with over 13,000 beds remaining vacant.


"Despite new cases arriving every day for the past few days, the number of patients admitted to the hospital is currently stable," the Health Minister said.

In Delhi, those who did not receive the corona vaccine accounted for 75% of the deaths caused by the disease. According to the data, 90 percent of the deaths occurred as a result of another disease.

Shri Satyendar Jain stated that the Delhi government is prepared to maintain robust health services on all fronts. CM Arvind Kejriwal's government has taken the most stringent measures in the country, recognising the dangers of the new variant. Steps have been taken in the public interest, ranging from weekend curfews to the closure of educational institutions, to protect people's health and save lives."

He further added, "the hospitals have sufficient number of beds available and the situation is under control as of now, there is no need to panic". The best way to prevent corona is to wear a mask at all times and follow all Covid related protocols at all times. He said that all precautions are being taken by the Delhi government so that the pace of infection can slow down in Delhi. The government is requesting the public that as the health department and health workers are making efforts on the front line, with the same energy, people should also put on masks, clean their hands with hand sanitizer and follow the rules of social distancing. In Delhi, the Kejriwal government has intensified the vaccination campaigns so that more and more people can fight against the virus with stronger immunity.

The Health Minister urged people to follow the rules related to Corona. He urged the people to wear masks for safety and follow social distancing while going to public places. He told the people of the state through the press, 'There is no need to panic. The only way to prevent the virus from spreading is to always wear a mask when you are going out of your home and follow all the protocols related to COVID at all times.