New Delhi: Commuters in several areas in
the city may face difficulty as 1,600 Blueline buses will go
off the roads from Sunday.
The buses are being shunted out from areas expected to
be frequented by athletes, officials and visitors of the
Commonwealth Games as part of city government`s efforts to
"improve the image of the city".
Transport department officials claimed commuters will
not face any hardship as almost equal number of low-floor
buses will be deployed in areas from where Blueline buses are
They said some Blueline buses will be allowed to ply
on alternative routes while some others will have to restrict
their movement to designated points.
Currently, nearly 2,400 Blueline buses are operating
in over 600 routes in the national capital. The government had
earlier said the Blueline buses will be phased out before the