Sikri and Suresh Kait dismissed the plea of the Blueline
operators seeking the renewal of their licences, they were reticent to place the blame for Delhi's unsafe roads entirely on the Blueline
TRANSPORT minister Arvinder Singh Lovely never tires of talking about the Blueline
buses in posthumous terms and how the demise of the fleet, which became notorious for reckless driving, would make the city roads safer.
Shyam Lal Gola, secretary of the Blueline
Operators Association, said he was not aware of the proposal.
The Delhi government had approved the cluster bus services in south, south east and south west Delhi while planning the phase- out of Blueline
buses, transport department officials said, adding that Star Bus Pvt Ltd has been awarded the contract for the first cluster in south Delhi.
Interestingly, Indraprastha Logistics limited is a consortium of nine Blueline
bus operators and their extended families.
A DAY after the Delhi High Court refused to stay the Blueline
phase- out, the Delhi government informed the court that the private buses were six times more accident- prone than the state- run DTC buses.
The ( transport) department feels the public transport system is more than adequate to cater to the ridership even if all Blueline
buses go off the road," senior advocate K.
Our present strength is more than the combined strength of DTC and Bluelines
THE " KILLER" Blueline
buses appear to have hit their last stretch after a controversial journey of 18 years.
On Wednesday, government sources confirmed that transport minister Arvinder Singh Lovely had sought the opinion of his department's officials as well as those of the Delhi Transport Corporation ( DTC) on induction of Blueline
buses under the kilometre scheme.
However, the same rowdy drivers who are behind the wheels now would be driving the DTC- monitored Bluelines
Incidentally, Indraprastha Logistics is a consortium of nine Blueline
operators and their families who were operating close to 125 buses in the Capital.