Delhi Lieutenant Governor, Najeeb Jung, has approved the proposal for dedicated bus lane, proposed by the Arvind Kejriwal government.
Jung, in his approval letter (below) denied media reports that he was blocking the proposal sent by Kejriwal.
This comes after Kejriwal accused Najeeb Jung and BJP of “blocking” the government’s ambitious bus-lane proposal, under which motorists who obstruct the way of the buses in the dedicated lanes, would be fined Rs 2,000.
AAP government on Thursday had sent its plan on its dedicated bus-lane proposal to Jung three months after the LG sought a clarification. The new proposal sent by Kejriwal government had some minor changes.
In the letter, Jung said that he had only received the proposal on 3 June and disposed it off on 6 June rubbishing media reports that he was responsible for the delay as accused by the Delhi chief minister earlier.
Jung has, however, made some amendments in his letter approving the Delhi government’s ambitious plan including consultation with the Delhi traffic police and incorporating their inputs.
Delhi government has planned to create dedicated bus lanes along major roads across the national capital.
It has recommended giving a “special power” to junior engineers and PWD officials senior to them, to impound vehicles and challan motorists obstructing plying of buses on the dedicated lanes.
(Letter: Courtesy journalist Ashutosh of ANI)