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1. A construction plan. It is called a blueprint because it historically has been printed on blue paper with white lines.

2. In photography, a copy of a periodical printed before final editing in which images are shown on blue paper.

3. Informal, a plan.
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A detailed set of plans used as a guide for construction.Because of the economies of a very inexpensive method of creating and copying such plans, they were formerly characterized by white lines on blue paper.

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" Issue of safety in public transport system cannot be confined to Blueline buses.
The decision is significant in the wake of the government's blanket ban on Blueline buses.
" Blueline buses cause more accidents than other modes of transport.
" The ( transport) department feels the public transport system is more than adequate to cater to the ridership even if all Blueline buses go off the road," senior advocate K.
These blueline buses could run under a new system ( categories) until their 10- year shelf life is over.
Even in its last leg, the Blueline spilled blood on the roads.
The government makes statements pertaining to taking Blueline buses off the roads only under court pressure or as a face- saving exercise.
THE DELHI government is repoertedly planning to bring back the killer Blueline buses, probably in a new avatar, despite the public outrage over these vehicles.
With the absence of Blueline buses, the DTC is already earning ` 27 per km from its previous earning of ` 18," Lovely said.
Thus were born the Bluelines, which soon caught up with the notoriety of the Redlines
Now, government officials said the matter would first be discussed between transport minister Arvinder Singh Lovely and the bus owners, who are keen to emphasise the Bluelines' importance for commuters.
TWO days before the Delhi government takes a decision on phasing out the city's Blueline buses permanently, the killer bus is back in the news.