Three months later, lane control sees many violations – The New Indian Express
NEW DELHI: In the last three months of its existence, the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) as part of its bus lane enforcement campaign issued challans to 44,594 vehicles. As of July 4, the DTC reported that 44,594 challans had been issued, including 1,591 challans to bus drivers for lane violation and 43,003 challans to private vehicle owners for parking in bus lanes. During this time, 526 vehicles were towed for excessive parking in the bus lanes.
On Wednesday, Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot carried out an inspection of the bus lanes and Bus Queue Shelters (BQS) on the ITO-Kashmere Gate section covering Delhi Gate, Daryaganj, Jama Masjid and Lala Ram Charan Agarwal Chowk. Senior officials including officers from Delhi Transport Infrastructure Development Corporation (DTIDC), Delhi Transport Corporation and Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System (DIMTS) accompanied the Minister.
All major BQS on the ITO-Kashmere Gate road were covered by the inspection. He requested DTIDC officials to ensure regular maintenance and repair of all bus queue shelters in different parts of Delhi for maximum convenience for passengers and asked them to ensure that sufficient space for the passage of buses near the bus stop.
This may require bus stops to be placed closer to the road. DTIDC constructs, manages and maintains all major BQS in Delhi except for the New Delhi City Council (NDMC) areas. The Minister of Transport also interacted with passengers and listened to their comments, needs and complaints.
44,594 challans issued to violators of bus lane enforcement standards through July 4
1,591 issued to bus drivers for lane violations
43,003 to owners of private vehicles for parking in bus lanes
526 vehicles towed for abusive parking in bus lanes