A day after a Blueline bus crushed 11 persons under its wheels, killing one, the transport department has decided to move to the Supreme Court again for immediate phase out of the remaining Blueline buses from Delhi roads.
The Delhi transport minister Arvinder Singh said the Delhi cabinet has given the department a go-ahead for early removal of Blueline buses running in different parts of the Capital.
"How can we leave people of Delhi on mercy of these killer buses? The majority of these private buses are out without inconveniencing the people of Delhi. The DTC is now capable of providing good service to Delhi if the Bluelines are completely phased out," said Singh.
Elated at the SC's refusal to accept the Blueline operators federation's petition for renewal of 2041 Blueline buses phased out in past few months, the minister has asked the transport commissioner to prepare a petition in this regard soon.
According to transport department officials, there are 307 Blueline buses that have valid permits. These buses would go out in phased manner; the last one will be off the road in June 2012. The transport department has phased out more than 2,000 Blueline buses in past five months.