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Delhi invites UP for talks on bus issue

Realising that concerns of citizen are of paramount importance, Shiela Dikshit has extended an olive branch to the UP Govt to break the bus impasse.

india Updated: Nov 23, 2006 20:59 IST

Amid the tussle on the issue of plying of buses, Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit on Thursday offered an olive branch to Uttar Pradesh government asking it to send a delegation of senior officials to settle the matter.

The decision was taken keeping in mind the interest of the commuters at a high-level meeting chaired by Dikshit, a statement issued from the CM's office said.

"This offer has been made by the Delhi Government as the concerns of the citizens are of paramount importance and commuters should not be forced to suffer due to some differences of opinion between the state governments," it said.

Expressinghope that the issue would be resolved soon, the statement said in case the meeting between the officials failed, steps would be taken to organise the meeting at ministerial level.

First Published: Nov 23, 2006 20:59 IST