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Ladies special buses not visible on roads, working women unhappy

The Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) launched 10 ‘ladies special’ buses on six routes on Tuesday. But the service launched to promote safety of women doesn’t seem to have taken off yet reports, Chandralekha Mukerji and Nasreen Ghani.

delhi Updated: Jan 14, 2010 00:36 IST

The Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) launched 10 ‘ladies special’ buses on six routes on Tuesday.

But the service launched to promote safety of women doesn’t seem to have taken off yet.

The special buses were hardly visible on the streets on Wednesday.

The DTC enquiry booths at several bus terminals in the city failed to assist commuters about the timings of the new buses. The booths lacked information on the special service.

The unavailability of these buses has dampened the hopes of working women.

Devika Devi, a 36-year-old daily commuter on bus route 211 from More Gate to Mayur Vihar, said, “My colleagues and I were eagerly waiting for such a service since it will make our journey convenient and safer. But we did not find any of these buses at the terminal.”

Jyoti Gupta, a 32-year clerk, said it will be hard to identify the special buses. “They should have special indicators so they can be easily identified from a distance,” she said.

“Though I have read about the bus service in the newspapers but I haven't seen one yet."

Upasana Shokal, a 23-year-old student from IP University travelling from ISBT, said, “I haven't heard about any such bus service but would obviously prefer boarding one if the services are regular.”