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Citizens dread return of the private buses

delhi Updated: Oct 18, 2010 23:57 IST
Mallica Joshi
Mallica Joshi
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"I am dreading the day they come back," said 36-year-old Jatin Sharma, a resident of Dwarka sector 21. The private sector employee was about the Blueline buses.

Sharma travelled in Blueline buses regularly, before they were taken off roads for the Commonwealth Games."When I was forced to use the low-floor buses, I realised how comfortable and convenient they were. The passengers are managing well," he added.

As many as 1,600 Blueline buses were pulled off the city roads late last month to spruce up the city for the Games.

"The best thing about the DTC buses is that they do not wait endlessly for more passengers. The government should get more of these buses and completely do away with the private ones," said Samina Keskar, a resident of Okhla.

"The DTC buses are more comfortable as compared to Bluelines. There is more place to stand, the seats are more comfortable and they stick to speed limits most of the time," said Karan Mehta, 29, a resident of Naraina.

According to the traffic police, the number of fatal accidents decreased 55 per cent in the last year. They attributed this to the private buses being off roads.

"There is lesser traffic on roads and the city also looks more beautiful," said Manisha Rawat, who lives in Vasant Kunj.