Court gives life to Blueline buses

March 3rd, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday allowed privately-owned Blueline buses whose permits have not expired to keep plying. But these buses will go off the roads gradually as their permits expire.

Rejecting the Blueline operators’ plea seeking a stay on the Delhi government’s decision to phase out the vehicles, Justice Suresh Kait and Justice A.K. Sikri said that the last batch of 328 Blueline buses will be permitted to ply till their permits are valid.

The court said the Delhi government should introduce vehicles to substitute the Blueline buses as soon as possible.

Following repeated accidents, the high court had directed the government to axe the Bluelines. The government phased out most of these buses, but a few were allowed to operate in some areas.

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