I am a resident of Mayur Vihar Phase III and working at Mohan Co-operative Industrial Estate, near Badarpur. DTC started operatiang Route No. 34 Ext. from Mayur Vihar Phase III to Lado Sari terminal 3-4 months back operated by NOIDA depot. In the beginning, services were better with a frequency of about 15-20 minutes. Commuters came to know about the service soon and the route became an instant success even after facing competition from Blue line routes of 34 and 493. It started to be a profit making route for the DTC and buses started with full capacity. The service was a boon to hundreds of commuters from Mayur Vihar Phase III and Noida who are working in areas likes Sarita Vihar, Okhla Industrial Area, Mohan Co-operative Industrial Estate, Badarpur and Fraidabad, Sangam Vihar, Saket, Mehrauli and Gurgaon.
For the last few days, services in this route have become very erratic and commuters are being harrased. There is no fixed time and many trips are being cancelled. The time keeper is not able to help as only Noida Depot buses are plying in this route and toll tax problem is also there. Now commuters are to wait for hours to get a bus. For example, yesterday (4.08.08), from 6 am to 10 a.m. one bus came about 7.45 a.m. and no service was available after that. Today also, the situation was not different. On request from the commuters, the time keeper was good enough to divert one bus on this route.
From the happenings these days, it is evident that some forces are trying to destabilise this route and harass the commuters.
Delhi Transport Corporation bosses are requested to kindly look into the matter and help the harassed commuters.