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Blueline Mess!

What's the best way to make Delhi's roads safer?  

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  1. 1. What's the best way to make Delhi's roads safer?



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The number of deaths due to rash and negligent driving on the part of reckless Blueline drivers is creating chaos in the capital city. Its a shame that India's capital is being propelled by unreliable wheels in such an ugly and murky fashion. Many innocents lose their priceless lives every month under the merciless wheels of these Bluelines. I don't think this is a fitting mode of transportation for the denizens of our capital city.

What do you guys think would be the most viable solution for this mess? Let us hope that our suggestions might bring about a solution to this problem.

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I think the best way out would be to throw out these clowns out of business (maybe gradually), and then, to cater to transportation woes, the Metro should expand its range and connectivity, simultaneously modernizing and expanding the DTC. Cycles, I think, sounds an attractive prospect, but seems impractical at the moment.

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I think we need to 'fix' the politicos who allowed small time operators to run Bluelines. If it were corporates you could expect more reasonable behaviour and also fix responsibility. 

I wounder what percentage of these belong to small time netas, and policemen (benami of course). So who will bell the cat?

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The laws should be strictly enforced which will force these lunatics to come to senses.  Banning them would not be appropriate as every day commuters will suffer.  DTC would not be able to cope up immediately with the absence of these buses.  The Metro is a good alternative and the network should be increased.  More people should be encouraged to use the Metro.

 

Jitz

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Yes Bluelines are the bane of the capital. These were renamed as Blueline as Redline meant proximity to the colour of blood that these were ruthlessly getting spilled on the capital's streets. Severe punishment for the drivers and owners will have to be in accordance with the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, Indian Penal Code and the Criminal Procedure Code. Given the cumbersome judicial procedures and the loopholes with the police charge-sheet that the defending lawyers instantly find, the conviction rate is very low. The system is totally to  be blamed. Hence severe punishment will have to be in accordance with the existing laws and procedures. Rash drivers rarely get severely punished. Hence the adage "prevention is better than cure" can be applied. Its hence better to ban these killer buses. 

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Yes Bluelines are the bane of the capital. These were renamed as Blueline as Redline meant proximity to the colour of blood that these were ruthlessly getting spilled on the capital's streets. Severe punishment for the drivers and owners will have to be in accordance with the Motor Vehicles Act' date=' 1988, Indian Penal Code and the Criminal Procedure Code. Given the cumbersome judicial procedures and the loopholes with the police charge-sheet that the defending lawyers instantly find, the conviction rate is very low. The system is totally to  be blamed. Hence severe punishment will have to be in accordance with the existing laws and procedures. Rash drivers rarely get severely punished. Hence the adage "prevention is better than cure" can be applied. Its hence better to ban these killer buses.  [/quote']

I completely agree with Dr Anjan. All the measures taken by the Delhi govt to cut down on the accidents have met with failure. One of them was the sticker system, in which Bluelines got 'fitness certificates' of being roadworthy. But the problem is not in the bus condition (maye only to a small extent), but with the attitude of the drivers and the owners who feel that they can het away with anything. Most of these buses are run by the political bigwigs of the city.
Also, these drivers feel that its the job of the pedestrians and other motorists to get out of their way, while little responsibility renders on them to brake or drive safely. Bringing them to book is just not the end of it. As Dr Anjan said, they'll be out soon and carry on with their carnage. There are numerous drivers with  a history of cases and are still making merry their own way.

A couple of weeks age, there was an accident when a speeding blueline crushed seven at an unauthorized bus stop, and this infuriated the people so much that a mob gathered and thrashed the driver and the conductors.

The only option with the Delhi govt is that either they act fast and bring an end to this mess, or give way to anarchy and the deaths of many more innocents. The ball is in Ms. Diksh*t's court, and she has a point to prove.

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ban them completely they do not only cause accidents but they also treat their passangers as normal objects and force them to stand or sit in a ver congested manner...........i have experienced it many tmes so i know very well about it...........its like hell !!

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Bluelines are run and operated by people who have a big criminal rap-sheet and are heavily connected to politicians, some politicians are owner operators as well. In lieu of that, do you seriously think Bluelines would be eradicated, even with Metro at full strength, Blueline will remain and continue contributing to active population control in Delhi. How do you think they manage to break all rules with impunity and get away with genocide? Same goes for trucks on the road, we have an extensive and vast railway network which is also the biggest on earth. Wouldn't it make more sense to utilize that network which is far more efficient in carrying goods rather than use a severely clogged and loaded highway system where trucks take all the pleasure of driving as well as contribute to daily genocide of hapless drivers as well.Gurkha2007-11-25 13:29:50

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beat up the reckless drivers' date=' put them in a torture chamber for a few days, halve their salaries and suspend them for a few months... that would help smiley4.gif [/quote']

Praveen, the thing is that this won't help at all. Even the attitude of the general public is to be blamed. Most peolpe crossing roads have a reckless air about themselves, as they feel its the duty of the driver to brake, and most make the least effort to get out of the way. Its especially verytough in Delhi to brake and cruise and brake.

I'm not saying the blueline drivers are innocent or anything, but the whole blame cannot be shoved onto them. For instance, another death yesterday (takes the toll to 109) after all the 'efforts' by the govt to stem this spurt of accidents.

The only solution would be to phase out these bluelines GRADUALLY and supplement it with a beefing up of DTC in terms of quality and quantity, and also expand the Metro's fangs. It would be a good option to 'educate' our 'padhe-likhe gavaar' population at the same time.  

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Yup... that makes sense... i was just kidding about the beating up and all. but still, the bus drivers drive around as if the road is their dad's. they dont care if a car is in the way because they know the car will move away seeing the bus. same with the public. most of the blame is on the drivers not the public

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