DTC earnings jump 150 percent with traffic police helpApril 15th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Earnings of the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) have gone up by 150 percent in February-March 2011 with the support from Delhi Traffic Police after over 1,700 private Blueline buses were sent off the capital roads, an official said Friday.
Joint Commissioner of Police Traffic Satyendra Garg said he has received a communication from the state-run DTC that its earnings have gone up by 150 percent because of help from Delhi Traffic Police.
“This is an example of how inter-departmental cooperation can help in the functioning of a government department. DTC officials have written to me, saying that because of the cooperation and support of traffic police their earnings have gone up from Rs.60,000 to Rs.95,000 per day for SNP (Srinivaspuri) depot,” Garg wrote on DTP’s Facebook account.
He said while generally government departments fight and blame each other for their deficiencies, this was an example of good inter-departmental coordination and support.
“On April 8, SNP DTC Depot manager wrote to me that because of the help extended by the traffic police they were increasing their bus services, especially on Bhatti Mines and Aya Nagar routes,” Garg said.
“The communication says that earlier DTC drivers and conductors were scared to ply buses on these routes, but because of help from traffic police their morale is very high. This is due to prosecution and impounding of illegal buses,” he added.
Garg hoped that the instance of good governance and inter-departmental cooperation all over Delhi can be replicated in other departments.
The followers of Delhi Traffic Police account on the social network site appreciated the joint work.
“Nice to hear about increased earnings. Hope, departmental coordination with MCD (Municipal Corporation of Delhi) and local police will also improve for the safety of pedestrian. Encroachment on footpaths is an important issue. Life of each citizen is precious,” said Anil Sharma, a follower.
Preeti Goel, another follower, wrote, “Sir, that’s good news. But they still over-speed. 60 kmph is dangerous in extreme left lane … makes them prone to overtaking, driving in middle lane.”
Tne Delhi government had set Jan 31 this year as the deadline for all killer Blueline private buses, which caused a number of accidents that claimed many hundred lives, to go off roads in the city. However, the Delhi High Court allowed 328 Blueline buses having valid permit to ply till their licences expires.
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