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Old 6th September 2011, 14:08   #1096
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It was an AshLey Sleeper cum Seater combo. The epaper edition of ToI carried a photo of the charred bus
I am not able to open the E Paper.
Two Accidents happened yesterday
Near Trichy - Universal Travels and Govt Bus -14 killed
Near Coimbatore - Kallada Travels and Truck - 2 killed.

The first one is a seater sleeper combo omni bus I have seen fotos.
These are really scarry.Almost 50% of Govt bus is inside the omni bus
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But which is Bus from Kallada met with accident. Here its told Volvo and sleeper seater combo details are shown.
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But which is Bus from Kallada met with accident. Here its told Volvo and sleeper seater combo details are shown.
Kallada Sleeper cum Seater involved in Coimbatore accident.
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Kallada Sleeper cum Seater involved in Coimbatore accident.
So both accidents are with same seater / sleeper option
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It seems there was one more bus from kerala that met with an accident on the same day as the Kallada bus .No fatalities though
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I am not able to open the E Paper.
Two Accidents happened yesterday
Near Trichy - Universal Travels and Govt Bus -14 killed
Near Coimbatore - Kallada Travels and Truck - 2 killed.

The first one is a seater sleeper combo omni bus I have seen fotos.
These are really scarry.Almost 50% of Govt bus is inside the omni bus
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But which is Bus from Kallada met with accident. Here its told Volvo and sleeper seater combo details are shown.
I had seen a link to the accident in the pic in the "Accidents in India" thread.

A pic in that link, showed the govt bus after the other bus had been removed. Almost all the seats on the driver side, except for last couple of rows had dissappeared. The govt bus was literally torn right down the middle.
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I spotted this TN State Express bus near madiwala. It doesn't have any lights behind except the reflector. Also, this bus was is in a very bad state and wondering how they are running this in Chennai - Bangalore route. These days, most of the TN State Express buses are in worst condition but still they have not been removed from the service.
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AP and TN buses compete each other on running worst buses now a days (no offense to anyone). Many of the buses found are in bad to worst condition.

Thank God! at least the above bus got a reflector.
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I spotted this TN State Express bus near madiwala. It doesn't have any lights behind except the reflector. Also, this bus was is in a very bad state and wondering how they are running this in Chennai - Bangalore route. These days, most of the TN State Express buses are in worst condition but still they have not been removed from the service.
I swear arun_josie. Most of the SETC Ultra Deluxe buses are in absolutely crappy conditions right now and still being pressed into service. What I just can't understand is these buses are relatively new and came with renowned 'Prakash' bodies at almost the same time when ABT came with their buses. And now, the ABT buses are still good while this picture shows the conditions of SETC buses. Just goes to show the total lack of maintenance.
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I swear arun_josie. Most of the SETC Ultra Deluxe buses are in absolutely crappy conditions right now and still being pressed into service. What I just can't understand is these buses are relatively new and came with renowned 'Prakash' bodies at almost the same time when ABT came with their buses. And now, the ABT buses are still good while this picture shows the conditions of SETC buses. Just goes to show the total lack of maintenance.

Yes, SETC doesn't maintain their buses at all, it will be good for the initial couple of months. In most of the buses the push back doesn't work at all and adding to this their speed is very less but still meet with accidents frequently

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AP and TN buses compete each other on running worst buses now a days (no offense to anyone). Many of the buses found are in bad to worst condition.

Thank God! at least the above bus got a reflector.
True even AP doesn't have good long route buses except their volvo buses. Wondering why TN is not buying Volvo for long routes when each and every travels have volvo buses.

Also, I should say that chennai city buses are really good when compared to the other cities.
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Yes, SETC doesn't maintain their buses at all, it will be good for the initial couple of months. In most of the buses the push back doesn't work at all and adding to this their speed is very less but still meet with accidents frequently

Also, I should say that chennai city buses are really good when compared to the other cities.


Not only in Chennai, govt buses in most of the TN cities like Coimbatore, Trichy, Madurai and Salem are mostly good. Also, unlike Karnataka or AP where KSRTC and APSRTC rule the roost, TN has many regional govt transport corporations which end up competing with each other in many routes. Buses that belong to those corporations (like TNSTC Villupuram, TNSTC Salem, etc.) seem to be well maintained compared to these horribly maintained SETC buses.
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... What I just can't understand is these buses are relatively new and came with renowned 'Prakash' bodies at almost the same time when ABT came with their buses. And now, the ABT buses are still good while this picture shows the conditions of SETC buses. Just goes to show the total lack of maintenance.
These SETC buses came into existence since 2005, ABT is from 2007 only.
That does'nt mean that I am supporting to SETC.
They are worst maintained only
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That does'nt mean that I am supporting to SETC.
They are worst maintained only
That's the point I am trying to drive in Ashley2. Seriously IMO, SETC is inflicting disgrace to Ashok Leyland & Tata by letting the buses run in such pathetic condition. But, as in most cases, nothing can be done by us to improve the reality.
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Not only in Chennai, govt buses in most of the TN cities like Coimbatore, Trichy, Madurai and Salem are mostly good. Also, unlike Karnataka or AP where KSRTC and APSRTC rule the roost, TN has many regional govt transport corporations which end up competing with each other in many routes. Buses that belong to those corporations (like TNSTC Villupuram, TNSTC Salem, etc.) seem to be well maintained compared to these horribly maintained SETC buses.
It is better to stop SETC buses and ask the region wise transports to take care of the long routes, they are already doing a better job than SETC. Never in the history SETC was good. Only during the festival time people are forced to depend/travel in these buses.
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The SETC guys have everything going for them. They have no hassels on getting permission to run on a route, they don't have to bribe RTO and Police all through the route and best of all, they don't have to pay taxes in half a dozen states.

Guess their major problems are, corruption at Bus procurement, operations and maintainance, lazy staff and the social responsibility to run on non-profitable routes

Unless those problems are addressed, guess we'll have to live with the malady
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It is better to stop SETC buses and ask the region wise transports to take care of the long routes, they are already doing a better job than SETC. Never in the history SETC was good. Only during the festival time people are forced to depend/travel in these buses.
SETC has gone to dogs. I remember the heydays when it was TTC. I was a regular traveller between Tuticorin - Chennai (1983 - 88) by these buses. Sometimes co-travellers hailing from other states have asked me disbelievingly if it was a Govt bus or a private one. Now they are mere rust buckets.

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