India, March 15 -- Delhi will finally get 4,000 new buses, nearly a decade after being serviced by the same fleet of around 5,000, in phases, all of which will be accessible to senior citizens and the differently abled. While the move is aimed at being a leap in terms of introducing an inclusive public transport system in the national Capital, experts said it will solve only half the problem as the supporting infrastructure, such as bus stops and pathways, are far from being accessible to all types of commuters.

At present, Delhi has a fleet of 5,443 buses against a requirement of 11,000 buses. Of these, only 3,750 are disabled friendly, i.e., low-floor CNG buses, run by the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC). In two years, the government...