Delhi Transport Dept Issues 44K Challans In Lane Enforcement Drive

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By: TNI Team
Updated: 06 July, 2022 4:31 pm IST

NEW DELHI: The Transport department of the Delhi government has issued over 44,000 challans under its bus lane enforcement drive that kicked off on April 1, an official statement said on Wednesday.

As of July 4, a total of 44,594 challans had been issued under the bus lane enforcement drive. These include 1,591 challans issued to bus drivers for lane violations and 43,003 challans issued to private vehicle owners for parking in bus lanes, the statement said. A total of 526 vehicles have also been towed away for improper parking in bus lanes, it added.

Meanwhile, Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot inspected bus lanes and Bus Queue Shelters(BQS) on the ITO-Kashmere Gate stretch covering Delhi Gate, Lal Qila and Daryaganj road, it said.

The minister directed Delhi Transport Infrastructure Development Corporation (DTIDC) officials to ensure regular maintenance and repair of all such shelters across Delhi for maximum passenger convenience and also asked them to ensure adequate space for bus passage near the bus stop, the statement said.

“Thirty-five lakh people in Delhi use buses daily to travel and with our dedicated bus lanes in the city, we are ensuring they have safe travel. We are also focusing on making our bus stops convenient with bus queue shelters ensuring easy movement of buses and safe pick up and drop off passengers,” Gahlot said.

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