From Sep 27, new tourist bus service
India's first hop-on-hop-off tourist bus service is all set to roll out on September 27, in time for the International Tourism Day.Updated: Sep 10, 2010 00:56 IST
India's first hop-on-hop-off tourist bus service is all set to roll out on September 27, in time for the International Tourism Day.
Also called the HOHO (hop on, hop off) service, it will begin on three routes and have a fleet of 10-15 buses.
The service would be provided by the Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation (DTTDC) on routes charted out with the help of the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH).
According to Delhi Tourism's managing director Rina Ray, "The service will connect Delhi's heritage points, important
commercial hubs and other places of tourist importance. To offer tourists clear visibility, the fleet's air-conditioned buses will have wide glasses. It will have a guide to provide tourists with relevant information and also provision for audio literature."
The routes will cover monuments such as Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Qutab Minar, Purana Qila and Tughlaqabad Fort, other places of interest like Lutyens' Delhi and shopping areas like Connaught Place, Santushti Complex, Khan Market and Dilli Haat, DTTDC officials said.
Each trip will be three hours long, for which tourists will be able to buy a composite ticket.