Schools punish DTC for not heeding complaints

Discontinue DTC bus services due to poor upkeep of buses


Shivani Chaturvedi | August 18, 2010

The sheer negligience of Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) authorities is making the transport body lose its hitherto committed cleinst - the schools, both public and private.

Schools have been since long complaining against the poor upkeep of the buses they hire. These buses oare plagued by mid-route breakdowns. The corporation, instead of getting a long-term repair solution, gets a little tinkering done to keep such buses running till the next breakdown.

About an year ago the DTC was running almost 1300 buses for schools but presently the figure has come down to somewhere 800.
One of the city schools Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan has engaged private bus operators just because DTC often fails to provide proper service.

“We are running both DTC and private buses because there are frequent incidences of breakdown in DTC buses and it goes up during the monsoons,” complain school authorities.

The earning from school buses is approximately 10 lakh per day. The buses operate for Rs 40 per /km. And the expenditure on each bus is just Rs 20.

"The corporation is losing chunk of its committed business", admits a DTC officer, " furthering the losses which already figure at Rs 30-40 crores a month."




Other News

Why Ayurveda needs a new apex body

Ayurveda: The True Way to Restore Your Health and Happiness By Dr. G. G. Gangadharan Ebury/Penguin, 224 pages, Rs 299 Dr G.G. Gangadharan, a champion of Ayurveda for three and a half decades, has penned an introductory book on India’s ancient

‘Extend Mumbai Model post-pandemic to improve civic services’

The ‘Mumbai Model’, which helped the city beat Covid-19, came in for praise from the supreme court too. The BMC can now extend that model of decentralisation for more efficiency in day-to-day citizen services and to make Mumbai a better-managed and future-ready city, says the Praja Foundation.

“No ratings certainly better than bad ratings”

Though there is no weekly viewership data for individual news channels coming since mid-October 2020, after allegations of manipulation of television rating points (TRPs) by three news channels, percentage of viewers watching news across the world doubled during lockdown. According to Avinash Pandey, CEO,

Delhi plans implement ‘Mumbai Model’ soon

A team of the Delhi government’s health department has visited Mumbai to learn from the city’s officials how to battle Covid-19 more efficiently, following the supreme court’s advice last month that the capital should learn from the ‘Mumbai model’ that has successfully control

Why India’s ranking on Happiness Index has been falling

The World Happiness Report, one of the best tools for evaluating global happiness, is based on how ecstatic people perceive themselves to be. It considers six characteristics to rank countries on overall happiness: GDP per capita, social support, life expectancy, freedom to make choices, generosity, and pe

Can people with allergies take the shot? Experts answer FAQ on vaccination

* If I have contracted Covid, after how many days can I get myself vaccinated? * Can people with allergies get vaccinated? * Can pregnant women take the vaccine?  What about lactating mothers? * Do I get enough antibodies after getting vaccinated?

Visionary Talk with Avinash Pandey, CEO ABP News Network on News Broadcast - Issues & Its Future


Current Issue


Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter