In yet another environment-friendly initiative launched on Thursday, residents of DLF City Phase 5 can now avail a shuttle bus service in which CNG-run vehicles will ply commuters from 11am-8pm.
The service was flagged off by the Gurgaon traffic police DCP, Bharti Arora. Approximately 3,000 families in the area will benefit from the service that can be avail using smart cards provided to them.
Conveniently-located bus bays have been marked near the entry/exit gates of complexes and the DLF management has assured passengers a frequency of 20 minutes at every stop.
Two air-conditioned buses will ply on two routes that will form a nearly 2.5-kilometre loop. The first route will start from the South Point Mall and pass Princeton Estate, Royalton Estate, Wellington Estate, Carlton Estate and Westend Heights.
The second route will begin at The Icon and connect other highrises such as The Pinnacle, The Aralias and The Summit.
"We will study the usage pattern and, if necessary, increase the frequency. We aim to make travelling within the city easier for residents and encourage the use of shared transport," said Aakash Ohri, head of golf and infrastructure at DLF.
A paid shuttle service was launched by the DLF and the Cyber City Welfare Society in 2010 that runs from Sikanderpur to various corporate offices in the Cyber City.
Another paid service, launched in December last year, connects DLF city to Iffco Chowk and Dronacharya Metro station.
The service, however, didn't get the desired response. So, two out of the three buses on the route were pulled off.