Road travel risky in Himachal

In Himachal Pradesh travelling in buses have become a risky affair for the passengers as poor condition of roads coupled with rash driving and lack of monitoring is resulting into frequent road accidents. After each accident magisterial probe is ordered which fails to deter private bus drivers from rash and negligent driving. Recent bus accident killing 21 people in Sirmaur district on September 27 has once again brought to fore the vulnerability of people travelling in buses.

Since July this year Sirmaur district alone has witnessed 41 people being killed in two bus accidents. After Sirmaur accident deputy commissioner of Sirmaur had announced magisterial probe but according to sources thousands of accidents take place in the state every year in which hundreds of people lost their lives. Sources said magisterial probe report is sent to concerned department after each accident but no remedial measures are ever taken on these reports which results into more accidents

Full report here Times of India 


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