LG approves Delhi government’s bus lane proposal

New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) Delhi Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung on Monday gave his approval to the bus lane notification for dedicated bus lanes on the capital’s streets to ensure smooth movement of traffic, an official statement said.

“File was submitted to LG office on June 3 (Friday evening) and disposed of on Monday, no delays as reported,” said the statement from the Lt. Governor’s office.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday had accused Jung and the BJP of “blocking” the government’s ambitious bus-lane proposal, under which motorists who obstruct the way of the buses in the dedicated lanes, would be fined Rs.2,000.

The LG also directed the Delhi government to clarify whether motorized vehicles other than buses and goods vehicles are to be allowed in the dedicated bus lanes, and if so, under what conditions. It also asked to clarify penal provisions for violation of restrictions/conditions for plying other vehicles in identified bus lanes.

LG’s secretariat on February 26 had sought a clarification from the Delhi government on its dedicated bus-lane proposal, and the government sent back the plan to LG office after making minor changes in it.



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