DTC suspends inter-state buses, Delhi-Lahore service after violence over Ram Rahim’s conviction


New Delhi, 26 August: The Delhi Transport Corporation has suspended its inter-state, night and the Delhi-Lahore bus services in wake of the violence after self-styled godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim was convicted in a rape case on Friday even as Delhi Police clamped prohibitory orders.

Bus services to towns in the National Capital Region such as Noida, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon, Faridabad and Bahadurgarh were also suspended after several buses were set on fire in several parts of Delhi. A DTC official said the services have been suspended also because buses were being targeted in arson and violence in Haryana, Punjab and Delhi.

The Delhi-Lahore bus service has been suspended because it passes through violence-hit Haryana and Punjab,” he said. “Around 40 of DTCs night service buses, which run from 9pm onwards have been suspended,” said DTC spokesperson Sanjay Saxena. A decision to resume the services will be taken after normalcy is restored, another DTC official said.




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