The Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) has registered a profit of Rs 100 crore in the month of July. The DTC earned a total of Rs 101.80 crore last month, a Transport Department official said. Previously, its monthly revenue collection had been anything from Rs 80 crore to Rs 90 crore. On July 11, 2011, DTC had earned Rs 3.78 crore, the record one day earning.
About 14 crore passengers travelled by DTC buses in July, 2011, compared to eight crore passengers in July 2010.
Out of total revenue collected in July, officials said Rs 88.64 crore came from ticketed earnings while R4.51 crore came from earnings from its school bus service. The corporation earned Rs 43.63 lakh as fine from passengers travelling without ticket while Rs 7.68 crore came from issuing monthly passes.
To achieve the target of earning Rs 100 crore, the corporation adopted measures like route rationalisation, low-floor CNG buses, recruitment of new bus crew and special squads to check ticketless travel.
In the last six months, DTC has introduced 37 new bus routes and modified existing 79 routes, as per the convenience of commuters.
The Corporation has also introduced some new, popular bus services such as Airport Express Bus Service and west Delhi mudrika service.
Also, DTC has recruited more than 15,000 new drivers and conductors on contract basis, to avoid scarcity of staff. As a result, the corporation could provide more than 5,000 of its buses in the morning as well as the evening shifts for city commuters.