Delhi: Blueline buses to restart service from Monday

Blueline buses will be back on the roads from tomorrow after being temporarily sidelined for the Commonwealth Games, even as the DTC will start inducting vehicles used to ferry athletes into its fleet.

Updated: Oct 17, 2010, 21:46 PM IST

New Delhi: Blueline buses will be back on
the roads from tomorrow after being temporarily sidelined for
the Commonwealth Games, even as the DTC will start inducting
vehicles used to ferry athletes into its fleet.

Nearly 1,600 Blueline buses will be back on the roads
in south and central Delhi after a gap of almost 20 days from
tomorrow morning, which will be a big relief to commuters who
faced considerable problems during the sporting event.
The buses went off the roads last month after the
Delhi Government decided to temporarily withdraw the
Blueline`s service in the south and central Delhi areas in
view of the Commonwealth Games.

Bluelines, which were running close to the Games venue
in other parts of Delhi, also did not ply during the period.

Though these buses are known for over-speeding, its
service is a lifeline for people from areas where there is no
Metro connectivity.

Reshma, a software professional who lives in Jangpura,
says she is "relieved" at the news of Bluelines making a
comeback tomorrow as there are not much DTC buses in her area.

The Delhi Transport Corporation will start inducting
the 1,200-odd buses used for ferrying athletes and other
dignitaries during the Commonwealth Games into its fleet.
"We will be inducting the buses into our fleet before
October 24. These buses, including the ones which are air-
conditioned will be put on several routes," a Transport
Department official said.

PTI