Maintain roads first before getting low-floor buses:BJP tells CM

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New Delhi, Nov 10 (UNI) BJP Delhi unit chief Harsh Vardhan today accused Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit of ''squandering the hard earned money of people on the low-floor buses'' and asked her to first make roads worthy of running these buses.

''Though the condition of the roads is so bad, the Delhi Government has already placed orders to purchase about 1500 such buses, each costing Rs 41 lakh. I hope the costly low-floor buses do not become a subject of ridicule by breaking down in the midway.

Already, three of them had broken down a day after the launch,'' he said.

Ms Dikshit had flagged off 12 low-floor buses on the roads of Delhi earlier this week.

Dr Vardhan said the BJP had cautioned the Delhi Government that firstly it should make the roads good for the low-floor buses and only after that these buses should be operated.

''In order to get cheap popularity, the Chief Minister launched these low-floor buses on the roads in a haste without making any ground survey,'' he added.

He alleged that out of DTC's fleet of about 3700 buses, 2000 are faulty mainly due to defective maintenance of the roads, deficiency in quality and lack of proper levelling.

Dr Vardhan urged the CM not to be ''obstinate'' and to stop 'squandering' of crores of rupees on the buses.

UNI

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