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Delhi: Now, private buses will also be fined for not following lane discipline

By Livemint
The fines for ignoring the rule is up to ₹10,000 and six months of imprisonment for errant drivers. (PTI)

The city's Transport Department has strictly started enforcing lane discipline for buses and goods carriers from April 1. The fines for ignoring the rule is up to 10,000 and six months of imprisonment for errant drivers.

"...it is hereby ordered that in addition to public buses (DTC & Cluster), all private buses having stage carriage /contract carriage permits, All India Tourist Permit and interstate permits shall strictly follow the bus lane discipline according to the instructions issued," read the order issued by the Transport Department on May 6.

"The Enforcement Wing of Transport Department, and Delhi Traffic Police shall also challan the private bus operators/drivers and other persons who violates the bus lane discipline, under the Motor Vehicles (MV) Act 1988 and the Rules and Regulation made there...Further, the effective date of roll out for other phases of implementation of bus lane discipline shall be intimated in due course," it said.

Along with the traffic police, the Transport Department has earmarked dedicated lanes to be used only by buses and goods carriers from 8 AM to 10 PM.

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