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Today not last day for killer Bluelines?

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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