Punitive action against DTC drivers, conductors

New Delhi: Delhi Transport Corporation has taken punitive action against 219 drivers and conductors found guilty of dereliction of duties during a drive between October 18 and 31.

DTC officials said 188 drivers and 31 conductors have been suspended or terminated from their services while cases were registered against eight drivers and one conductor for "serious lapses" in performing their duties.

The drive was launched to ensure passenger safety and identify lacunae in its bus operation.

The officials said 544 drivers and 410 conductors have also been issued "warning" and not to repeat indiscipline in future.

The main objective of the drive was to sensitise the bus crew and checking officials towards their duties, basic etiquettes while dealing with passengers and to have a vigilant approach to ensure overall safety.

A total number of 32,078 buses were checked across the city during the 14-day long drive.