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Delhi minister orders suspension of 20 DTC drivers

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New Delhi: The capital’s Transport Minister Gopal Rai has ordered the suspension of 20 DTC drivers after they were found to be absent from duty during a surprise inspection, a statement said on Sunday.

Rai inspected the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) depot at Rajghat and found that the regular drivers had not given any intimation to the authorities concerned of their absence from duty.

The DTC has a total 12,226 drivers on its rolls, of which 8,039 are regular and 4,187 are on contract.

“They were found to have caused inconvenience to the public by denying them the right to travel in public transport,” a statement said.

The Rajghat depot has a fleet of 170 buses. At the time of inspection, the minister found that only 100 buses had left the depot while 57 of them were parked inside due to various reasons including non-availability of drivers.

According to the ministry, the DTC has a fleet of 4,705 buses and on an average 600 to 900 buses are not operated, particularly in the evening, due to lack of adequate operational staff, specifically drivers.

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Akshay Kumar postpones ‘Bachchan Pandey’ release for Aamir Khan

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Mumbai: Superstar Aamir Khan’s “Lal Singh Chaddha” has secured a solo release this Christmas, and all credit goes to none other than Akshay Kumar.

Earlier, Aamir’s official Hindi adaptation of Hollywood film “Forrest Gump” was scheduled to hit the big screen along with Akshay’s “Bachchan Pandey” on December 25, but now producer Sajid Nadiadwala and Akshay have moved the release date of their movie on Aamir’s request.

“Sometimes all it takes is one conversation. Thank you to my friends @akshaykumar & Sajid Nadiadwala for their warm gesture of moving the release date of their film Bachchan Pandey at my request. I wish them the very best for their film. Looking forward to it,” Aamir tweeted on Monday.

Responding to Aamir’s post, Akshay wrote: “Anytime Aamir, we’re all friends here.”

Not only this, Akshay, while announcing the new release date of “Bachchan Pandey”, shared his new look from the movie too.

In the new poster, Akshay is seen wearing a chunk of gold chains.

Farhad Samji directorial “Bachchan Pandey” will now release on January 22,2021. In the movie, Akshay will be seen romancing Kriti Sanon.

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