Delhi Police, Transport deptt campaign from tom to rein bluelines
New Delhi, July 9 (UNI) Delhi Police and the state Transport department will embark on a campaign from tomorrow to rein in the killer bluelines which will include on the spot penalty for those indulging in traffic violations.
A decision to this effect was taken at a high-level meeting at the Delhi secretariat, chaired by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit.
Talking to reporters after the meeting, Ms Dikshit said as part of the campaign, officials of Delhi Police and the state Transport department would monitor the operation of the bluelines in various parts of the city and mete out on the spot penalty for those indulging in violations.
''The violating drivers would be penalised on the spot. In case, the bus was being driven by a helper, the license of the driver would be cancelled and the bus seized by the authorities,'' the Chief Minister said.
Also, henceforth it would be compulsory to display the driving license and the permit in front of the buses. Also, fitness certificate of the buses would have to be obtained every six months.
Further, the transport department would provide training to the blueline bus drivers at Loni and Sarai Kale Khan bus depots.
The Chief Minister said a daily report of the number of violators booked in the campaign would be submitted before the Transport minister, the transport commissioner, the Chief Minister and the Principal secretary (Home).
As part of efforts to ensure security of pedestrians in the city, an additional 50 red light points would be established across the city. Safety literature would also be distributed among children of various schools to raise awareness about the traffic rules.
Reiterating that her Government was committed to phasing out the bluelines from the city's roads, the Chief Minister said tenders for buying new buses to replace bluelines would be issued within the next week.
Among those who attended today's meeting were Delhi Transport Minister Haroon Yousuf, the Transport commissioner, the principal secretary (Home), the Joint Commissioner of Police Yaduveer Singh and other police officials.