100 Blueline buses to go off roads every month

December 26th, 2008 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) The Delhi government Friday said 100 Blueline buses, termed as ‘killer’ buses for causing a large number of deaths on the city’s roads, would be phased out every month starting from March next year.The government will eventually phase out all Blueline buses, said Delhi Transport Minister Arvinder Singh Lovely.

“More DTC (Delhi Transport Corporation) buses will be pressed into service to meet the demand of commuters,” Lovely told reporters here.

Over 4,000 Blueline buses run on Delhi roads at present.

At least 115 people have lost their lives in road accidents involving Blueline buses this year.

On Wednesday, two people riding two-wheelers lost their lives after they were hit by Blueline buses in different part of the capital.

Last year, the ‘killer’ buses claimed 194 lives.

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