Man comes under Blueline bus, condition critical

February 17th, 2008 - 10:02 pm ICT by admin  


New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) A man was critically injured in the capital Sunday when a privately owned Blueline bus ran over him. Ranvijay Kumar, 30, was crushed under the wheels of a bus plying on Route No. 567 between Lajpat Nagar and Nangloi in West Delhi region.

Kumar, employed with a private firm, got off from the bus at Naraina when it took an abrupt turn and ran over him. Kumar was rushed to the Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital where his condition was said to critical.

Kumar was travelling along with his eight-year-old son and father Ram Pukar Yadav when the mishap occurred.

The police registered a case in this regard.

The 4,000-odd Blueline buses, a crucial part of Delhi’s public transport system, have earned public ire for the recklessness of its drivers and owners but officials say they are helpless to check the menace.

The toll of the privately operated fleet is seven this year. In 2007, Blueline buses had claimed 120 lives.

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