Announce compensation policy for family of b/l victims: BJP

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New Delhi, Feb 18 (UNI) BJP Delhi Pradesh President Harsh Vardhan today demanded that the Delhi Government announce a compensation policy for family members of the people who have become victim of the accidents by Blueline buses.

Under the policy, compensation of at least Rs 5 lakh be provided to the family members of the dead and Rs 2 lakh compensation for the injured people may be provided within a week of the accident, Dr Harsh Vardhan said in a statement.

''It is the result of the complete failure of the transport policy of the Delhi Government that there are severe jams every day all over Delhi. The Delhi-Gurgaon Toll Plaza construction is a fresh example of it,''he said.

Dr Harsh Vardhan said the the Delhi High Court has also expressed its grave concern over the continuous accidents by the blueline buses. Some days ago the High Court had directed the government to frame a policy for the people affected by accidents.

''Now a separate section of the people affected by accidents has come up which is running from pillar to post for their livelihood,'' the Delhi BJP president said.

Advising the Chief Minister to make the insurance companies as partners in the policy of compensation, Dr Harsh Vardhan said it should be ensured that the family members of the people who have become victim of accidents would not have to run from pillar to post.

''This compensation should be provided at the door of the victims within a week by the government,'' he said.

Dr Harsh Vardhan said the new corridor schemes of the Delhi Government is also encouraging accidents.

''It's fresh example is the low-floor bus corridor being constructed in South Delhi. This corridor is being constructed in such unscientific manner that it has already killed about half a dozen people.

Noting that the Delhi government was planning to construct such corridors in other busy areas of Delhi also, Dr Harshvardhan demanded that the construction of all the corridor should be examined by a team of experts so that these corridors do not become death corridors.


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