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Blueline runs over woman, year's toll six

delhi Updated: Jan 23, 2008 21:37 IST
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A 35-year-old woman was killed on Wednesday evening when she was getting down from a Blueline bus, becoming the sixth victim of the capital's privately operated fleet this year.

The accident occurred in the morning when Poonam got down from the rear door of the moving Blueline bus, plying on Route No 108 between Hari Nagar and Nehru Vihar, close to Mayapuri Chowk in west Delhi. She slipped and came under the wheels of the bus.

The police said she was admitted to the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Hospital but succumbed to her injuries on head, torso and legs late in the evening.

According to the police, Poonam was working in a factory near Mayapuri and is survived by her husband and two children.

"We have registered a case of rash and negligent driving against the driver and a search is on to arrest him. The owner of the bus has been called for questioning," said a police official.

The 4,000-odd Blueline buses, a crucial part of Delhi's public transport system, have earned public ire for the recklessness of drivers and owners but officials say they are helpless to check the menace.

In 2007, Blueline buses claimed 120 lives.