Today not last day for killer Bluelines?
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Last Updated: Tuesday, December 14, 2010, 10:18
New Delhi: Tuesday may not be the last day for the 'killer' Blueline buses on Delhi roads as announced by the city government in October.

As per indications available yesterday, the government will allow some Blueline buses in the national capital to ply for the time being considering the shortage of buses in Delhi.

Transport Minister Arvinder Singh Lovely, who held meetings with his officials on the issue yesterday, said the department will not renew any Blueline permit from Tuesday. Permits of 800 blueline buses end today.

Lovely said a final decision on the fate of the remaining buses will be taken on Tuesday.

"We are finalising the nitty-gritty," he said.

Officials said the government may allow over 1,000 buses to run in the capital for the time being.

A total of 2,180 Blueline buses ply on city roads. 1,600 buses were asked not to ply in Lutyen's Delhi and South Delhi in October.

The government had in October announced that it would phase out Bluelines by December 13.

Lovely said the Delhi Transport Corporation, which now has a fleet of 6,500 buses, will able to meet the transportation needs of the people.


First Published: Tuesday, December 14, 2010, 10:18

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