All the motorists obstructing the buses and blocking their way will soon be fined Rs. 20,000 in Delhi. The Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung gave nod to the Delhi government to let them create separate bus lanes on major roads. All the vehicles, except for the goods, whether they are parking or driving will be made to penalize if found blocking the way of the bus.
Initially, the LG had refused AAP’s bus aggregator policy, after which he finally gave a go-ahead signal to the Delhi government. He has also asked the government to make it smooth for all the people to travel without creating any chaos. Besides that, he has asked the government to be lenient on some issues like that of emergency, or those vehicles which are carrying heavy goods so that public order is maintained.
Also, he wants the Delhi government to hold a formal meeting with all the Delhi Traffic Police officers and notify them about the same. On June 3, the Delhi government had sent back the plan to the LG with the required changes, after which it got approved. The dedicated bus lanes will be created only on some of the major roads in the capital. The Delhi government has been given the task to identify the roads that they want to cover in the scheme. He has also asked them to clarify whether the motorized vehicles will be allowed or not, and in case if they are allowed, then under what condition.
The LG office said, “On June 6, 2016 (Monday), the Lt. Governor accorded approval to the proposal. But since some aspects of the scheme require further clarity, the Lt. Governor directed the Delhi government to address it.”
In the month of March, AAP blamed the BJP and the LG for turning down their proposal which was set by them for the welfare of the residents of Delhi.