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PUBLIC TRANSPORT IN DELHI Presentation before Honble Members of Committee on Petitions of Delhi Legislative Assembly by CHETNA ON 20 TH FEBRUARY, 2007.

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1 PUBLIC TRANSPORT IN DELHI Presentation before Honble Members of Committee on Petitions of Delhi Legislative Assembly by CHETNA ON 20 TH FEBRUARY, 2007

2 E mail- Cell PUBLIC TRANSPORT Overview Ground Realities Reasons for chaos Suggestions for improvements

3 E mail- Cell Ground Realities 1. Congested roads 2. Deficient and inefficient public transport 3. Fleecing of commuters 4. Mass traffic rules violations 5. Insufficient parking space 6. Unsafe roads 7. Poor connectivity within NCR

4 E mail- Cell Congested Delhi Road Annual Wastage of Fuel & Man hours *Fuel: Rs. 24 Crores; *Man Hours. Rs.1300 Crores Increased Pollution * Each intersection under survey - total 20 such intersections

5 E mail- Cell Why roads are congested? 1. Encroachment 2. Faulty placement of stops 3. Inoperative traffic signals 4. Heavy pressure on artillery roads 5. Unwanted gaps in roads 6. Faulty design of flyovers

6 E mail- Cell PRIVATE VEHICLES ON ROADS On daily basis: App. 12,000 cars & 12,000 scooters/bikes from Vasant Kunj itself *App. 50,000 cars & 50,000 scooters/bikes from Dwarka itself *With Metro now Dwarka vehicles has been reduced to just half

7 E mail- Cell WHY SO MANY PRIVATE VEHICLES ON ROADS? Lack of Public Transport Un-regulated Intermediate Public Transport Lack of feeder transport between habitat and public transport stations

8 E mail- Cell Public Transport No of Diesel Busses on Road before phasing out. No. of CNG Busses after phasing out 10,000 6,000

9 E mail- Cell Public Transport Position as on Big Buses with permits On 644 routes 4379 Mini Buses/RTV on 152 routes 1345 Total Source-RTI 5724

10 E mail- Cell Public Transport Route NoSanctioned Busses Busses Plying 66 C-9 Vasant Kunj to JLN Stadium 4 (Four) 01 DTC 605- C-9 to Mori Gate 54(Fifty Four) 2 Pvt. 2 DTC 602 C-9 Vasant Kunj to Red Fort Source: RTI DTC 02 Pvt.

11 E mail- Cell Public Transport Route No. Busses Sanctioned Actual 784 Nazafgarh to Nehru Place Nil 27 Pvt. & 2 DTC 737 Nazafgarh to JLN Stadium 3 1 Pvt. 840 Extn Source: RTI 52

12 E mail- Cell Public Transport Route NoBusses STABusses DTCTotal 615 JNU to NDLS Rly Stn Central Secretariat Shiva Ji Stadium to IIT Kamla Market to Mehrauli Super Bazar to Malviya Nagar ISBT to Mehrauli Super Bazaar to IGI Airport Source: RTI

13 E mail- Cell Public Transport The Transport Department cannot ascertain how many busses are actually plying on these routes. Source : RTI

14 E mail- Cell Public Transport Metro Rail: Breather for Dwarkites, Rohini, Shadhara, Trans- yamuna Areas and West Delhi.

15 E mail- Cell Public Transport Even the busses that have been taken off the Metro Routes have not been properly deployed; Transport Department admitted before PGC in Jan 2006 that Permit holders do not ply on non profitable routes.

16 E mail- Cell Intermediate Public Transport Modes: Taxi Auto Rickshaws No of TSRs to be converted into CNG Mode as per order dated of Honble Supreme Court:83,000

17 E mail- Cell Intermediate Public Transport Total TSR (As on ) 54,369 TSRs converted/retrofitted 50,328 New Autos Registered 4,041

18 E mail- Cell Intermediate Public Transport Operational Problems: Failure in getting tamper proof meters installed Unreasonable fares Inefficient HELPLINE Lack of Enforcement

19 E mail- Cell Passengers to pay by meter Tamper proof meter directed to be installed by Apex Court dated and High Court of Delhi on Sub standard meters approved by the Director Legal Meteorology; Easy to tamper and most of the time non-functional Fleecing continues

20 E mail- Cell Defective fare meters During 2006 No. of inspections made on roads Fare meters found defective Fare meters found defective - 48% *Reasons for defects – improper maintenance and upkeep by owners/drivers. *The C W & M is not aware how many defective meters of each brand were found as many dealers have actually wound up and do not have any after sale service. Source:RTI dated

21 E mail- Cell Intermediate Public Transport Fare Revision: Feb 03 & July : CNG- Rs. 12/- per Kg Pulses-Rs. 20/- to Rs. 25/- Kg 2007: CNG-Rs per Kg; Pulses. Rs. 60/- to Rs. 70 Kg

22 E mail- Cell HELPLINE Help line introduced by Govt. of NCT of Delhi in Oct 2002 Total Complaints outstanding- 71,141

23 E mail- Cell Help Line- Statistics Oct 2002 to Complaints Received65,665 Notices Issued65,665 Notices Returned35,273 Drivers did not appear6,027 Drivers Prosecuted24,365

24 E mail- Cell Help Line- Statistics to No of complaints received Notices Issued Notices Returned6772 Drivers not appeared Source-RTI 27983

25 E mail- Cell Help Line- Statistics to No of complaints received 5150 Notices Issued4975 Notices Returned3302 Drivers not appeared Source-RTI 3477

26 E mail- Cell Intermediate Public Transport Drivers Appeared11,697 Challans Compounded Source : RTI ID No. 492/ ,424 Total TSR (As on ) 54,000

27 E mail- Cell Public Transport - Legal Provisions S. 56- Certificate of fitness of Transport Vehicle S. 66 (1)- Necessity of Permit; S.72- Grant of Stage Carriage permit S.73,74- Contract Carriage Permits S Goods Carriage Permit; S.84- General Conditions for all permits; S.86- Cancellation and suspension of Permits by Transport Department

28 E mail- Cell OFFENCES, PENALTIES & PROCEDURE- 1st & 2nd Offenses S Violation of any Provision Rs S unauthorized driver Imprisonment for three months/- Fine Rs.1000 or both S.182 – Driving without License - imprisonment of three months or fine of Rs. 500 or both S.183- Driving at excessive Speed- Rs.100 to 300 S.184- Dangerous Driving- 1 st offence -6 months Imprisonment or Rs.1000/ fine or both, 2 nd offence with in 3 years- 6 months Imprisonment or Rs.1000 fine or both S.185- Drunken Driving- 1 st - 6 months Imprisonment or Rs.2000 fine or both, 2nd- If committed with in three years- 2 yrs Imprisonment or Rs.3000 fine or both S.190- Using unsafe Vehicle- Fine up to 2,000, in case of accident - imprisonment of 3 months of fine up to Rs or both S.192- Using Vehicle without Registration- 1st Fine- between Rs. 2000/- to Rs. 5000/-, 2nd within one yr- Imprisonment or fine from Rs. 5000/- to 10,000/- or both

29 E mail- Cell Traffic Rules Violations Plying overloaded heavy goods vehicles Fatal accidents on roads and prosecutions

30 E mail- Cell Public Transport -Social Audit Every day nearly 80,000 trucks enter/pass through Delhi and almost 80% are overloaded. (Source: Bhure Lal Committee affidavit in Supreme Court) Heavy Goods Vehicles challaned for overloading: April 02 –Jan 03 : 3,703 (10 months) April 03 to May 04 : 6,636 (14 months) April 04 to March 05 : 2,656 April 05 to March 06 : 704 * GNCT looses Rs. 1,267 crores annually on account of non enforcement of overloading of trucks only excluding damage to roads, accidents & Pollution, loss of life & property. Source-RTI

31 E mail- Cell Public Transport Action Taken-Fatal Accidents- Traffic Police- Recommendations 1 st April 2002 to BLUE LINE BUSES 443 DTC BUSES 237 MINI BUSES 212 OTHER BUSES Source-RTI 637 Total-1529

32 E mail- Cell Public Transport- Social Audit Year (upto 15/10/06) Total Challans39,65,84541,06,16933,26,964 Compounding Fee Rs. 43,08,60,166 Rs. 48,24,11750 Rs. 37,72,20,960 Compounding Fee Per Challan Rs Rs Rs

33 E mail- Cell Public Transport Action Taken-Transport Department Fatal Accident- Permit Suspended 04/03 till Driving License cancelled from 04/05 to 10/ Permit cancellation -Fatal Accidents from 04/05 to 10/06 Nil Prosecutions for Non- possession/Invalid Fitness Certificate from 04/05 to 10/06 *58.2% of total buses on road *3129

34 E mail- Cell Parking Facilities 1. Insufficient parking space 2. High parking charges 3. Parking mafia in operation 4. Violation of building bye-laws by commercial builders

35 E mail- Cell Parking Facilities Both NDMC and MCD have denied on record the existence of parking mafia in Connaught Place/Circus, Vasant Vihar, Green Park, Haus Khas, Safdar Jang Development Area. Source: Replies under RTI

36 E mail- Cell Parking spaces- Social Audit Amount collected on parking charges during the period from 2004 to Dec Rs Crores Amount spent for development of parking sites--NIL Source: RTI dated

37 E mail- Cell Road Safety Pedestrians Cyclists Accessibility

38 E mail- Cell Public Transport NCR Connectivity: A Big Question mark?

39 E mail- Cell Public Transport Cycle Tracks MRTS Integrated Transport System Integrated multimodal Public Transport System Planning

40 E mail- Cell Suggestions - Public Transport Enforce Law to ensure busses ply only on sanctioned routes; Introduce point to point premium bus service; Interlink bus routes with Metro; Enforce the time table for all busses.

41 E mail- Cell Suggestions-Intermediate Public Transport Enforce Law to ensure no meter tampering Ensure meters approved are only sold in Market; Allow shared Taxi/TSR service & fix the routes; Enforce permit conditions to eliminate finance cartel; Allot the TSRS to genuine drivers-17065

42 E mail- Cell Appoint single authority to deal with all kinds of permit condition violations Cancel Permit u/s 86 of M V Act Award stringent punishment by amending the law in accident cases; Impose Heavy Fines. Suggestions- Law Enforcement

43 E mail- Cell Development of more parking sites, Withdrawal of NOC by Traffic Police to allotee of Parking by MCD if, found violating the terms and conditions including overcharging, Commercial builders to develop parking space for the building compulsorily. Suggestions- Parking spaces

44 E mail- Cell Suggestions- Awareness & Training Creating awareness amongst commuters to follow traffic rules Giving training to public and intermediate public transport drivers to strictly follow traffic rules To hold regular inspection and awareness camps in various parts

45 E mail- Cell Thank You. CHETNA (REGD.) A-417, SOM DUTT CHAMBERS-I, 5, BHIKAIJI CAMA PLACE, NEW DELHI


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