L-G clears AAP govt’s bus lane proposal with riders

  • HT Correspondent
  • Updated: Jun 07, 2016 10:58 IST

NEW DELHI: Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung on Monday approved the Delhi government’s notification to create dedicated bus lanes in the national capital but with certain riders.

The order comes days after the L-G office refused to approve the AAP government’s bus aggregator policy.

Among other points on the bus lane policy, Jung asked the government to amend the notification to ensure the smooth movement of traffic and maintenance of public order on the roads.

In the scheme, the government had proposed that motorists who enter the dedicated lanes would be fined ` 2,000.

Clarifying on the delay in clearing the file, the LG office said that the file was submitted on June 3 (Friday evening) and disposed of on June 6 (Monday).

“On June 6, 2016 (Monday), the Lt. Governor accorded approval to the proposal. But since some aspects of the scheme require further clarity, the Lt. Governor directed the Delhi government to address it,” the L-G office said.

A Delhi government spokesperson said they would comment after going through the file noting.

The L-G asked the government to hold a formal consultation with the Delhi Traffic Police and incorporate their inputs for better implementation.

“Roads to be covered under the scheme should be carefully identified and specified. The government should clarify whether motorised vehicles, other than buses and goods vehicles, are to be allowed to ply in the dedicated bus lanes, and under what conditions,” read the note from L-G office.

The L-G asked the government to state penal provisions for violation of restrictions/ conditions for plying of other vehicles in identified bus lanes.

Jung also asked for appropriate relaxations for plying of emergency vehicles such as fire tenders and ambulances.

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