Over 350 buses offered to the police and the para navy personnel had been taken again by the DTC on Thursday, officers mentioned.
The transfer comes a day after the Delhi authorities determined to withdraw all of the buses underneath particular rent.
The choice was taken within the backdrop of heavy deployment of police and para navy personnel on Delhi’s border factors in view of the farmers agitation in opposition to Centre’s farm legal guidelines.
The low-floor DTC buses have been extensively used for motion of police and paramilitary personnel for deployment in numerous elements of town. The departments involved have been requested to alleviate the buses, officers had mentioned on Wednesday.
“As per route of the authorities, 360 of the whole 576 buses offered to police and para navy underneath particular rent have been withdrawn to completely different depots. Nonetheless, 216 buses are nonetheless with the safety personnel in view of the legislation and order state of affairs,” mentioned a senior Delhi Transport Company (DTC) officer.
In regular instances, about 100 buses are offered by DTC to the police and para navy forces. Nonetheless, the variety of buses went as much as 576 after farmers began their protest on the Delhi borders, officers mentioned.
It was determined that each one the Delhi Transport Company buses on particular rent could be withdrawn with rapid impact, by the Delhi authorities, on Wednesday. It was additionally determined by the authorities that approval of the federal government can be required now earlier than requisition of buses underneath particular rent, officers had mentioned.
Some DTC buses that had been utilized by police and safety personnel to dam the roads through the tractor parade by protesting farmers on January 26, had been vandalised by a bit of protesters who had entered town.
The BJP leaders have slammed Delhi authorities for withdrawing buses from police and para navy personnel amid the protests on the metropolis borders and charged the ruling AAP of taking the choice for “political” positive aspects in Punjab the place Meeting polls are scheduled subsequent 12 months.
The farmers primarily from Punjab, Haryana and UP are protesting at Delhi border which were fortified with barricades, cement blocks, concertina wires, spikes and deployment of heavy police and para navy personnel.