Delhi: 49 DTC drivers, conductors suspended
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Last Updated: Thursday, October 20, 2011, 22:02
New Delhi: Delhi Transport Corporation has taken punitive action against over 166 drivers and conductors for alleged dereliction of duties in the first two days of a mega drive launched to ensure passenger safety and identify lacunae in its bus operation.

DTC officials said 40 drivers and nine conductors have been suspended or terminated from their services while cases registered against three drivers finding them guilty of serious lapses.

They said 114 drivers and conductors have also been issued "warning" and told to be careful in future.

In view of the festive season, DTC had launched the 14-day special drive on Tuesday focussing on ensuring safety of commuters and improving its operation.

The Corporation has deployed all its officers and other traffic supervisory staff to monitor the bus operation.

A total number of 2,300 buses were checked in the last two days and stern disciplinary action has been initiated against the crew who were found negligent in their duties, said the officials.

The officials said about 1,100 persons were found traveling without ticket and Rs 2.2 lakhs have been collected from them as fine.

During the course of the drive, a number of persons were found travelling in the buses with fake identity card of Delhi Police, Home Guards and paramilitary forces as well as fake DTC bus passes. Police and security force personnel can travel free of cost in DTC buses.


First Published: Thursday, October 20, 2011, 22:02

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