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Old 24th November 2005, 22:07   #1
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Angry Haryana Roadways does it again

For those of you who might be wondering about "Haryana Roadways", let me first give a little introduction.

These are Haryana transport buses. The backbone of all the passenger traffic on the GT Road between Delhi and Haryana. Thousands people travel everyday for commuting to and fro Delhi. If you are in Delhi, chances are you have already encountered a few either on the Dhaula Kuan bus terminal, or the outer ring road leading from ISBT to Azadpur. And since my daily commute is on this very outer ring road, i know a lot about these buses.

The drivers are known to be reckless. They are known to drive at insane speeds, not only when they are on the Highway, but even within the Delhi city. The reason is (which i dont understand), if they are caught on Delhi roads for trafiic violations, they cannot be challaned, because they come under the purview of the Haryana Government/Police, so they can go around commiting Hara kiri on Delhi roads. They almost always drive in the rightmost lane. They almost always DO NOT give way to any vehicle which wants to overtake (unless its a VIP cavalcade). They almost always maitain speeds of 80-90kmph even in City roads. They almost always race with other transport buses.

AND, almost everyday they are involved in atleast one accident.

This time, a college student, studying for Charted accountancy exam, had his head crushed under the roadways bus. The bus was taking a reverse, without any helper/conductor guiding the driver. CAN YOU IMAGINE a bus taking reverse without actually knowing what is or who is behind??... The driver of the bus immediately fled the scene.. angry Mob burned some buses and almost a small riot with college students and bus officials/police took place. But just think for the poor student who lost his life. He was the only son of his widowed mother.
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Old 24th November 2005, 23:12   #2
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yeah...they actually drive danerously.... you would prefer not to be within a 10 m area around a haryana roadways bus.......

actually...the speed limit for haryana roadways is 70 kmph........so they can safely take it to 85-90.....( atleast they feel so)...

i myself flock on outer and inner ring road......and i have seen them zippin from left to right lane...like some king.....

i will suggest general public and driving community to stay extra alert when they see that bus in proximity........even a parked one could be dangerous enuf...

P.S: may god keep the soul in peace

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Old 24th November 2005, 23:15   #3
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Thats really a shocking incident dceite. I have been in Gurgaon for 3 yrs and seen how crazily these drivers drive without following any rules. The private city bus drivers (other than DTC) in Delhi are no different and drive equally like maroons...
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i will suggest general public and driving community to stay extra alert when they see that bus in proximity........even a parked one could be dangerous enuf...



That seems to be the only solution.
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Poor guy...really feel for him.

One a different note-I noticed that the regular DTC drivers drive really well, unlike the private operators.
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This is so sad.The whole Haryana Roadways should be burnt alive.
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Really feel very sad for that student..
when will these bus drivers stop playing with others lives, they just don't care about other road users. They must be severely punished.
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This is slightly but looks like "professional" drivers everywhere in the world are rash and careless
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feel very sorry for the student. i live near dhaulakuan and know how they drive. They brake so hard on the road i personally stay away from these.
i know one incident when my friends 800 was parked on gurgaon road and an out of control haryana roadways bus hit it. The car was a total Thankfully no one was in the car
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