HC rejects petition on HCBS

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New Delhi, Nov 21 (UNI) The Delhi High Court today dismissed a petition of a citizen seeking review of the High Capacity Bus System (HCBS) which will be fully functional in the Capital.

The project was the brain-child of IIT(Delhi) and will be implemented by RITES ltd.

A bench comprising Chief Justice M K Sharma and Justice Sanjive Khanna dismissed the petition of one Manish Khanna stating that they should approach the appropriate authority which is the Delhi Traffic Police for redressal of their greivances.

Manish had filed a PIL in the court seeking that the government should review their plan of plying High Capacity buses in the capital because it is a weired idea generated by the novice of IIT (Indian Institute of Technology).

The ideas suggested in the HCBS were weired and did not apply to the road conditions of the capital. The project had already caused fatal accidents and if all the buses come out on the roads, there will be a chaos, Mr Khanna said.

After a series of accidents in the capital by the blueline buses, the High Court had directed the Delhi government to have an alternate Public transport system in the capital.

The IIT(Delhi) had come out with an idea of developing a High Capacity Bus System corridor. The project was being implemented by RITES(Rail India Technical Economical Services) Ltd.

However, the death of 25-year-old entrepreneur Mayank Gulati near Moolchand flyover due to the unmarked road divider which was part of the HCBS project, forced Mr Khanna to file the petition on the grounds that the conditions in the capital like roads, infrstructure, lane system, u-turns were not good. Therefore, thes project should be reviewed and implemented again.

But the court suggested the petitioner to approach the appropriate authority for the redresal.


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