After Bluelines, curtains for RTVs in Delhi soon

Days after it announced total phase out of the `killer` Blueline buses, Delhi Government today said it will soon remove around 350 rural transport vehicles (RTVs) currently plying across the city.

New Delhi: Days after it announced total
phase out of the `killer` Blueline buses, Delhi Government
today said it will soon remove around 350 rural transport
vehicles (RTVs) currently plying across the city.

"We will remove the RTVs from the city. They are not safe
for commuters. They are really dangerous. We will replace them
with mini-buses," Transport Minister Arvinder Singh Lovely
said.

He said a policy in this regard is being framed by his
department and it will be announced soon.

Transport Department officials said the mini-buses will
have seating capacity for nearly 25 people.

RTVs are being used by DMRC for its feeder bus service.
They are also being run to ferry passengers for short
distances.

The government had on Monday decided to go for complete
phase-out of the Blueline fleet after finding that commuters
did not face much of a problem when around 1,600 of these
these buses were kept off the roads during the Games.

These 1,600 buses went off the roads yesterday following
a government notification banning their operation. There were
around 2,400 privately-owned Blueline buses operating in the
capital.

PTI

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