Kejriwal accuses L-G, BJP of blocking dedicated bus-lane proposal

  • PTI, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jun 05, 2016 16:59 IST
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal interacts with journalists during a press conference in Delhi. (PTI File Photo)

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal accused lieutenant governor Najeeb Jung and BJP of “blocking” the government’s ambitious bus-lane proposal under which motorists obstructing plying of buses in such dedicated lanes would be fined Rs 2,000.

Three months after Jung sought a clarification from the Delhi government on its dedicated bus-lane proposal, the AAP dispensation had on Thursday sent back the plan to him after making “minor” changes in it.

“We trying to implement it (bus-lane proposal). Unfortunately, LG n BJP blocking it (sic),” Kejriwal wrote on Twitter.

In another tweet, Kejriwal said that he hoped that the L-G and BJP would stop “blocking” the AAP government’s public interest schemes.

As per the government’s plan, dedicated bus lanes will be created along major roads across the national capital.

The Delhi government has recommended giving a “special power” to junior engineers and PWD officials senior to them to impound vehicles and challan motorists obstructing plying of buses on the dedicated lanes.

Dedicated bus lanes have been marked along 500km of Public Works Department (PWD) roads in the capital, PWD minister Satyender Jain has said.

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