Under fire from the Delhi government for recurring incidents of fire and breakdowns in its low-floor buses, Tata Motors came under the Delhi High Court

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the heavy vehicle manufacturers, Tata Motors and Ashok Leyland, to file affidavits stating when they would be able to complete the supply of low-floor buses to the Delhi Government.

Payment of Rs 150 crores on the lot of 90 buses has been withheld along with Rs 4 crores out of the total bill of Rs 10 crores to be paid to the Tatas

New Delhi: Worried at the sight of DTC

New Delhi: The Delhi government has imposed a Rs 4-crore penalty on Tata Motors for poor maintenance of its low-floor bus fleet in the city after as many as six incidents of fire and other major snags were reported in these vehicles in the past fortnight alone. Chief minister Sheila Dikshit said the company has been given till January to put its 950 buses in order.

NEW DELHI: Hot on the heels of two low-floor Delhi Transport Corporation buses developing snags leading to a fire in one of them on Saturday, yet another bus was hit by a mechanical snag at Sagarpur in West Delhi on Sunday. Half a dozen such incidents have been reported this year.

NEW DELHI: Leader of Opposition in Delhi Assembly V. K. Malhotra has expressed concern at recent incidents of fire in some of the newly-commissioned low-floor buses, saying they have become a cause for alarm even as the terror of Blueline buses persists as they are yet to be phased out completely.

Concerned over a spurt in fires aboard CNG buses, the transport department of Delhi Government is now tightening its noose around bus operators evading the mandatory CNG-kit test.

Third incident in last seven days; Tata Motors fined
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Govt blames negligence, warns supplier Tata Motors which is also responsible for maintenance

Another low-floor bus caught fire on Thursday morning in Moti Nagar area of West Delhi. The 15 passengers, the driver and the conductor escaped unhurt.