New Delhi: For the convenience of commuters and to keep a check on buses, the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) launched a special drive which will ensure that drivers halt the buses at every stop and do not over speed.

DTC Chairman, Naresh Kumar on Monday said that the drive was initiated keeping passengers' convenience in mind. “Strict action will be taken against drivers who do not stop at the bus stands,” warned Kumar.

The drive will be held every Monday and will ensure strict action against drivers and conductors  flouting the norms.

According to sources, on the very first day of the drive, several drivers were caught for over-speeding and not stopping at the bus stops.

Flaws were also found in the scheduling of the buses due to which many of them were running simultaneously on the same route.
The DTC management has taken serious note of this.

Top DTC officials conducted check at main areas of Delhi and also penalised commuters for travelling without ticket.
They asked about difficulties faced by people and behaviour of drivers and conductors.

Meanwhile, around 5555 DTC buses were rolled on roads on Monday. For the first time, 85 percent of the standard buses plied on roads. Around Rs 3.66 crore revenue was generated on Monday and nearly 4900 buses were rolled out in the evening as well.

JPN/Bureau