Delhi to get 8,000 new buses by 2010

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New Delhi, Oct 13 (UNI) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today announced that around 8,000 new buses will be introduced in the national capital before 2010 which will pave the way for eliminating Blueline buses.

''Delhi would soon have world class new buses which would enable the city Government to phase out blueline buses... around 8,000 buses would be brought before 2010,'' Ms Dikshit said at the foundation laying function of Shyamlal College Grade Separator.

The Chief Minister said the move would change the scenario of road traffic in Delhi and provide comfortable journey to passengers.

The Blueline buses, which have earned the notorious name of ''Killer buses'' have claimed almost 100 lives in Delhi since January.

The Government is under tremendous pressure to crack down on the rampaging buses.

Ms Dikshit exhorted people to imbibe road discipline to derive maximum convenience from the flyovers, FOBs and widened roads.

She called upon people to help maintain discipline at bus stops.

The Rs 94 crore Separator at Shyamlal College would have a flyover, two underpasses, a rotary at surface level and three Foot Over Bridges with escalators to ensure free flow of traffic and safe passage for pedestrians.

UNI

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