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Old 5th November 2013, 14:05   #76
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With the recent bus accident I thought private bus operators will become more responsible and would have taken necessary precautions. But as per few news paper reports this was not the case. There are reports Andhra transport department seized a Volvo coming from Bangalore carrying crackers.

How can anyone play with the lives of passengers like this. I feel government should revoke the license of such operators and seize all their buses.

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With the recent bus accident I thought private bus operators will become more responsible and would have taken necessary precautions....
Why not Govt. Buses. They do run without taillights, indicators and without any safety. They increase fares indirectly. They don't have even insurance covering them.
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Why not Govt. Buses. They do run without taillights, indicators and without any safety. They increase fares indirectly. They don't have even insurance covering them.
I was mentioning about private operators only because of the report which was reported in the news paper.

No offense mate, I completely agree with you, even I have seen and I have traveled in buses with no tail light, indicators etc. Its just sheer negligence shown towards passenger safety.
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After fire, Karnataka corpn buses to have emergency measures like airlines

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Days after 45 people were killed when a private bus headed from Bangalore to Hyderabad caught fire, the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC), which operates a fleet of 500 luxury buses, has decided to implement a safety and emergency drill on the lines of that followed by airlines.
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This is a good move and long overdue. For ensuring that able bodied people are seated next to emergency exits., I think their web bookings terms and conditions will have to include a clause that crew can ask people to shift from their pre booked seats if situation warrants. The computer can be programmed to exclude these seats from being offered to children. In the case of airlines these seats are most of the time not allowed to be pre booked and at check in the staff are required to ensure that these seats are released only to people who are eligible.

The most important thing is to regulate what is being carried in the luggage bay.
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One more bus catches fire ,this time a TATA

http://www.daijiworld.com/news/news_...sp?n_id=200069


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Admittedly, I haven't taken an inter city bus in India in at least 15 years, but have an idea of the new age coaches now making travel speedy and comfortable.
I've noticed on this thread that folks in bus accidents couldn't get out on time as the hammer to break the glass was missing, leading to casualties
A design I see on London buses eliminates the need for hammers altogether. I am wondering if this design is present in Indian buses?
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