Shimla HRTC bus accident-Mr. Bali showers assurances after 15 lives lost

On Monday, 15 persons were killed and 50 were injured on Monday evening when a HRTC bus fell into a 150-foot gorge at Balghar near Theog, 35 kms from Shimla. Survivors pointed out that the 40-seater bus was in a bad shape and overloaded carrying 75 passengers, including schoolchildren. Eyewitnesses, including victims of the bus accident, revealed that the bus developed some snag. The driver tried his best to cut the steering, but failed, though the bus was moving along the hillside. Now, Mr. Bali is trying to compensate the loss by assuring a new transport policy with focus on road safety, efficiency and introduction of state-of-the-art technology, the comprehensive policy with a well-planned modernisation strategy to bring down the accident rate. Like GPR tracker and blah blah ! ~ The Tribune and PTI

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