Delhi govt. sets up Committee to probe fire incidents in DTC buses
New Delhi, April 22 (Delhi Crown): The Delhi Government has constituted a 6-member Committee to probe the recent incidents of fire in DTC buses, and directed it to come up with a report within a month.
The Committee has been tasked to find the causes of fire, and advise on improving repair and maintenance of the DTC buses.
The Committee is headed by Transport Special Commissioner (Operations). It also includes Dr Amit Pal, Professor Mechanical Engineering, Department of Automotive, DTU, Representative of MD, DTC, Representative from OEM, and an expert from IIT Delhi.
Announcing the setting up of the Committee, Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot said – “Four incidents of fire in DTC buses in the last two months have raised safety concerns. It is considered essential to constitute a committee to investigate the recent incidences of fire in DTC buses, identify the root causes, review the modalities of repair and maintenance, scrutiny and checks of buses at the various levels of officials and suggest the remedial measures.”
The minister further stated – “The Committee will submit an interim report within 15 days of constitution, and final report within 30 days.”
A DTC bus caught fire on Thursday (April 21) night in the Paharganj area of the city. Fire officials stated that they received the information around 9.20 pm, following which three fire tenders were rushed to the spot.
Following the recent incidents of fire in DTC buses, the Delhi unit of the BJP has been making hue and cry, alleging “corruption” at the stage of procurement of these buses.