SC notice to Centre on NCR transport system

Last Updated: Monday, February 6, 2012 - 21:08

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the Centre on the alleged mismanaged public transport system in the National Capital Region.
A bench headed by Justice Dalveer Bhandari also sought response from Haryana and Uttar Pradesh governments on a PIL alleging that public transport system in the capital is not people friendly and they need to be improved.
The bench passed the order on a PIL filed by an NGO, Voice of India (VOI), submitting that the apex court should
intervene and direct the authorities to upgrade the services to level which is provided in Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Chandigarh.

"It is submitted that the DTC (Delhi Transport Corporation), which is called the lifeline of the national capital has become a source of nuisance and constant harassment for the general public and its new purchasing costly green and red coloured buses are goody-goody in appearance, but in fact, incommodious in reality," petition filed by VOI`s chairman Dhanesh Ieshdhan said.

He submitted that the conductors and the drivers must be trained concerning dealing with the passengers to behave properly and care about the safety of the passengers.

"It must be observed by the authority concerned that the conductors and the drivers of both the wings of DTC and STA must be trained concerning dealing with the passengers with milly-mouth (soft-tongue), sober and active service, not to harm the sentiments of the public," the petition said.

PTI



First Published: Monday, February 6, 2012 - 21:08

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