Spl exercise to oversee operation of DTC buses

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 9, 2010 - 21:07

New Delhi: Over 200 senior officials of Delhi
Transport Corporation today carried out a massive special
exercise to oversee operation of its 5,000 strong bus fleet
which provide the backbone of the public transport system in
the city.

The team took stock of the entire transport operation
along 600 routes across the city. The exercise will continue
for next few days.

The officials deployed included Chief General Managers,
Deputy Chief General Managers and Senior Managers of DTC.

"They are inspecting whether buses are running as per
their schedule time allotted to each bus, behaviour of the
crew and even asking the passengers about their experience,"
an official said.

As part of the drive, the checking staff will also keep a
watch on commuters travelling without tickets.

"The exercise has been initiated to make the DTC bus
service more reliable and commuter friendly," the official
said.

The city Government, which has bought over 4,000 low
floor CNG-run buses for the DTC in the last two years, has
been making efforts to improve the public transport system in
the city.

After years of dilly-dallying, Delhi Government last
month had decided to completely phase out 2,400
privately-owned blueline buses, which gained notoriety for
frequent accidents, by December 14.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, November 9, 2010 - 21:07

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