New Delhi : A man crossing a road became the latest Blueline victim Friday, taking the toll of lives snuffed out by the ‘killer buses’ to 71 this year.
A speeding Blueline, plying on route 522 between Karol Bagh and Ambedkar Nagar, hit Kishan Pal near the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Lodhi Colony at around 11.40 a.m.
According to an eyewitness, Kishan, 40, was crushed under the rear wheels of the bus. He was taken to Safdarjung Hospital where doctors declared him dead. Kishan used to work as a labourer. The driver has been arrested.
On Thursday, a Blueline killed a young man riding a motorcycle in east Delhi’s Seemapuri area and injured two others.
There are some 4,000 of the privately operated Blueline buses in the capital. These buses were involved in the deaths of 100 people last year. State-run buses have been responsible for 25 deaths this year.