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911 more low-floor buses to ply on road before C'wealth: DTC

delhi Updated: Jul 28, 2010 21:59 IST
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The Delhi Transport Corporation today told the Delhi High Court that 911 more low-floor buses would be put on the road before the Commonwealth Games to address the traffic problem in the national capital.

Appearing before a Division bench of Justices A K Sikri and Reva Khetrapal, the Corporation said it would soon introduce more than 900 buses which would increase the strength of its fleet to 6,500.

The court asked the city government to chalk out a plan to address the transport problem in the city in view of the Commonwealth Games to be held in October.

"We have the Commonwealth Games coming in two months. Do you think from that angle? Many people would be coming to the city," the court said when the senior advocate Kailash Vasudev, who is assisting the court, pointed out that government has failed to form a policy to tackle the problem of shortage of blueline buses.

He said that by the Supreme Court order there should be minimum 10,000 buses in the city but governmenthas failed to increase the number of buses.

The court was hearing a matter in which it had taken suo motu cognizance following an accident involving a blueline bus in October 2008 in which 8 people were killed at Badarpur area.

The court had directed the phase-out of blueline buses, after which the city government launched low-foor buses last year.

The court had also directed the city government to frame guidelines for erring drivers, bus operators and owners for violating traffic rules.