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Clash over route of Blueline buses

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NEW DELHI: Giving a new dimension to road-rage in the Capital, the staff of two Blueline buses clashed with each other in the Shakarpur area of East Delhi on Tuesday evening. During the free-for-all, an effort was also made by one of the warring sides to set a bus on fire.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (East Delhi) Ajay Chaudhry said it all happened around 7-45 p.m. when one of the buses plying on route 85 blocked the way of the other. Subsequently the drivers and the conductors of both the buses entered into a heated argument blaming each other for not following the time schedule. The arguments took a violent turn and in the ensuing fight, the windscreen of a bus was smashed.

The Delhi Fire Service said they received a call about a short circuit in one of the buses. However, on reaching the spot they found that an attempt had been made to set the bus afire.

According to police sources, the two buses had been racing against each other along the same route as they wanted to pick up as many passengers as possible. "We are registering a case against both the parties."

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