Delhi: Driver didn’t stop bus after seeing women, relieved from duty, CM appeals to DTC bus drivers

Delhi: Driver didn't stop bus after seeing women, removed from duty

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Seeing the possibility of free travel for women on DTC buses, a video of the cluster bus failing to stop went viral on social media Thursday morning. When the matter came to light, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal took it seriously and ordered action to be taken against the driver. At the same time, the Minister of Transport asked for the necessary measures to be taken so that such incidents do not happen again in the future. At the same time, the driver was released from duty within an hour.

The Minister of Transport has met with the top officials of the department. He stressed that bus drivers and other staff should be sensitive to all passengers, including women. The minister instructed that in any situation, if there are women at the stop, the bus must stop. In view of this matter, the Prime Minister has also issued an urgent appeal to all bus drivers and staff to be sensitive to all passengers. He said all drivers must stop the buses at the designated bus stop. There are some complaints that some bus drivers don’t stop at the sight of women. This is not correct.

Deployment of 200 traffic teams from today

Transport Minister Kailash Gehlot held a meeting on DTC buses not stopping at stops and other issues. He explained what the government will do with regard to the problems surrounding DBC and transport. Gehlot said the deployment of more than 200 traffic teams, sensitization of bus drivers and the establishment of their centralized database are some of the steps taken by the Delhi government to address the problem of buses not stopping at designated stops.

Complaints have also come in before

The Transport Minister said that some such complaints had also come in before, but then we didn’t have the Services Department. This left the Delhi government unable to do much in this matter. Now the service department is with the Delhi government so action has been taken on this matter. All bus drivers are being sensitized so that such incidents do not happen again.

Can’t tolerate those who don’t stop the bus: CM

At 11:20 am, the Chief Minister had tweeted a video. It shows four to five women trying to stop the bus. The bus shows the hand to stop, but the driver ignored it. He said this is a very serious matter. There are complaints that some drivers won’t stop the bus at the sight of women, as there are free travel options on buses for women. This is not tolerated at all.

Share video if you see irregularities: Gehlot

Upon receiving instructions from the Prime Minister, the Minister of Transport sprang into action and immediately dismissed the bus driver from his duty until further notice. Now another driver has been placed in that bus. The minister said that such behavior by a driver is not acceptable. The Minister of Transport, Public Works and Water Management has called on all bus passengers to immediately make and share a video if they see such irregularities.

112 crore women used a pink pass

Under the leadership of the Prime Minister, the Delhi government has provided all women with free travel facilities in DTC buses. This allows women to travel with a pink pass on DTC and cluster buses on any route. All bus drivers were given strict instructions that women should not be inconvenienced while traveling on the bus. The scheme started in 2019. So far, more than 112 crore women have used pink pass on Delhi government buses under this scheme. At present, there are a total of 7379 buses of DTC and Cluster in Delhi.

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