Lok Sabha declines Delhi government’s buses offer

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New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The Lok Sabha secretariat on Tuesday turned down the offer of Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) for its buses to be plied for MPs during the odd-even traffic rationing and said it will run its own vehicles besides regular ferry services for them.

“DTC made available six low-floor AC buses to the Lok Sabha secretariat for extending transport services to members. The DTC buses, however, could not gain entry in the Parliament complex on account of the security gadgets installed at various places in Parliament House estate and could not provide transport facilities to members. The buses were, accordingly released and returned to DTC authorities,” said a Lok Sabha secretariat press release.

It said that the additional vehicles had been engaged in the morning of April 26 for ferrying members of parliament from their residences to the parliament”.

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Moreover, additional vehicles will be plied “to ensure smooth and hassle free” transport facilities to the members.

Additionally, the security ferry vehicles have also been put in service for ferrying members from their residences in the capital to Parliament House.

The much-talked about odd-even traffic system in Delhi figured in the Lok Sabha on Monday during zero hour with Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav, expelled from the RJD, stating that the measure has only added to people’s problems.

The issue of odd-even had figured at an all-party meeting on Sunday too and Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan announcing that she has directed parliament officials to arrange additional vehicles for members.

During last two days, parliament members including Paresh Rawal (Lok Sabha) and Vijay Goel (Rajya Sabha were fined for violating traffic rationing norms being conducted by the city government from April 15 to April 30.

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