Mobile squads checking DTC commuters for tickets across all five zones
Shivani Chaturvedi | October 22, 2010
Seated in a popular multi-utility vehicle, members of the five mobile squads of the Delhi transport corporation are cracking down on ticketless travelling in the city. Each squad has been assigned one of DTC's five zones - east, west, north, south and rural.
A K Goyal, deputy chief general manager, DTC says, "The squads have been very efficient in bringing down ticketless travelling. In fact, in just two months, they have been so effective that we think more such squads could route it out."
Each squad has four checking staff, driving around the zone in a Tavera equipped with a wireless set. A DTC official in charge of squad services informs the squads about irregularities in their respective zones.
The checking staff hail and board DTC buses at random and check commuters for tickets. Anyone found travelling without a ticket is then fined Rs 200. On an average the squads have been reporting around 500 cases daily across the city. These squads have also reported cases where the conductors of the buses charge the commuter for a ticket but do not give them tickets. Such conductors are immediately chargesheeted.
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