Staff Reporter

"Repair damaged ones in Capital"

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Friday directed the Delhi Transport Corporation to remove all encroachments at bus stops across the Capital and set up a team comprising one of its personnel, a traffic inspector and a constable to challan private buses that do not stop in the bus box.

A Division Bench of the Court comprising Justice Swatanter Kumar and Justice Hima Kohli further directed the DTC to repair damaged bus stops in the city, particularly East Delhi.

The Bench had on Thursday directed Rajiv Awasthi, amicus curae in the matter, to inspect the condition of bus stops in East Delhi and file a report.

Mr. Awasthi in his report informed the Court that the condition of several bus stops in the area was `bad'.

The Court had this past Tuesday sought from the DTC details of utilisation of the money it had collected from private bus operators for allowing them to use bus stops across the city.

The Bench also issued notices to the Delhi Government, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, NDMC and the Public Works Department asking them to explain the setting up of hoardings having neon signs on road sides and at crossings that distract drivers.