Of 600 low-floor buses bought during CWG, only 300 are on the roads because there are no drivers
Shivani Chaturvedi | November 2, 2010
Around half the buses the Delhi transport corporation (DTC) bought during the Commonwealth Games are idling for the want of drivers. Of the 600 bought, 300 are on the roads are 300 are in the depots.
With Blueline buses barred from operating in New Delhi municipal council (NDMC) areas, the shortfall in commutation is likely to hit the city hard.
A DTC officer said that the corporation is expected to get 3,000 drivers by the end of November. The selection of drivers is done through Delhi Service Selection Board.
Presently, the DTC has 12,000 drivers and there is a requirement of 5,000 more drivers. Due to shortage of drivers and with the urgency to meet commuters’ requirements, as private buses are being removed, the drivers are made to work overtime. Instead of eight-and-a-half hours the drivers are on duty for 12 hours, said the officer.
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