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An accident causes a half an hour-long traffic jam at Talland

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The incomplete footpath causes trouble for the bus drivers and the public, HPPWD says the government hasn’t approved the budget yet.

This morning, a private mini bus and a HRTC bus collided near Talland. Fortunately, the impact was very low and there were no casualties. However, the accident resulted in a one and half hour-long traffic jam as two drivers of the buses were arguing over the fault. The day for the people, struck in a jam (9:30 to 10 AM), begin with a frustrating note. Many office going employees, students and a great number of other people faced a troubles. Even the traffic policemen, who were present at the stoppage, appeared to be helpless breaking the jam.

The drivers of the two buses quarreled like street dogs, using vulgar language in the public. That’s the trade mark of majority of the drivers in India. Have a look at the Video below:

The driver of Sween Travels appears to be at the fault. However, the driver argued and said, “ What should I do? There are always people, who walk by the roadside, and that leaves no choice but to steer the bus a bit towards the wrong side”.

Have a look at the image

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The argument given by the driver seems to be justified if we observe that there is a footpath alongside the road, which has been constructed to avoid congestion on the road. However, the public is unable to use it as it was left uncompleted and therefore, they don’t have an option, but to use the main road

The argument given by the driver seems to be justified if we observe that there is a footpath alongside the road, which has been constructed to avoid congestion on the road. However, the public is unable to use it as it was left uncompleted and therefore, they don’t have an option, but to use the main road
If you remember, then a few months ago, HW had submitted a complaint regarding the proper construction and maintenance of footpaths at various locations in Shimla. Talland was one of those spots. HW had submitted the complaint on 20 of June this year. To which the HPPWD replied:

In this regard it is intimate that footpath from Vidhan Sabha to lift is in very much running condition and from time to time this department is doing necessary repair whenever there is any pol holes etc.however te special repair of the same is needed with in a period of 2years as the footpath has been constructed many years ago.The estimate for the repair of footpath has been prepared and has been sent vide this office letter No AE-1/Estimate /2012-635 dated 4/7/20-12 .The work will be taken in hand after the approval of complent authority.

It’s been almost 6 months, but the estimate has not received the approval from Government. The construction plan for the DLF Luxury Villas on the forest land can get approval in a day, but a necessary public infrastructure can wait for years. May be, the HPPWD and the government is waiting for some greater mishap.

If you have been traveling towards Vikasnagar, then it won’t be hard for you to recall that the footpath is actually incomplete and people do use the main road. Apparently, we would blame the responsible government department as the root cause that lead to a great headache this morning. The HPPWD should mind it that hundreds of people suffered due to their carelessness.

Along with the drivers, the public must understand and consider their responsibility while using the roadside. A driver incapable of judging factors such as the space available around him is a poor driver.

The copy of the same has been forwarded to the HPPWD along with the images and video

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  1. Kamal Dev

    That’s quite a relevant issue. This curve is actually a narrow one and bus drivers are forced to lean on the wrong side as the roadside is crowded, especially in the morning and evening time!

  2. Mahesh Thakur

    I have been read may complaints for which the HPPWD is concerned. There were so many complaints that I read on HW. However, I must say, HPPWD is one shameless and worthless black spot on the name of a government department..

  3. Seema Thakur

    This foothpath and the parapets, they are never going to get better than this. HPPWD is not so kind, neither the government. Let more people die, then they will think about it

  4. Mahesh Thakur

    one of the batameez driver Sween Bus as you can also see inthe vdo how he is talking to the person….of his papa’s age ..


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