The Delhi government has announced an allocation of over ₹9,000 crore in its budget proposals for the transport sector to ensure last-mile connectivity and develop three ISBTs with airport-like facilities. Finance Minister Kailash Gahlot, who also holds the Transport portfolio, stated that a dedicated 'mohalla bus' scheme will be launched to provide last-mile connectivity in the city. The scheme aims to introduce 100 'mohalla' e-buses in 2023-24, while 2,180 will be inducted over the next two years. This is the first time in Delhi that electric feeder buses will be plying in remote areas in and around the national capital. The estimated expenditure for the massive induction plan of electric buses over the next 12 years is ₹28,556 crores, with an allocation of ₹3,500 crore proposed for Delhi Government bus services towards the next financial year.
Additionally, the government plans to equip all 57 DTC bus depots with charging facilities for e-vehicles, and to develop Sarai Kale Khan and Kashmere Gate ISBTs as bus ports with airport-like facilities. Furthermore, an ISBT that matches global standards will come up in Dwarka, in South West Delhi. The government also aims to develop 1,400 bus queue shelters with digital screens displaying bus schedules. These initiatives will significantly improve transportation facilities and connectivity in the city, making it more convenient for commuters to travel.