Crime & Safety

Pvt bus speed locked at 85 kmph

MUMBAI
Close on the heels of the MSRTC speed-locking most of its AC Shivneri buses at 85kmph, private buses in the city have decided to follow suit.

“Almost all private AC buses leaving Mumbai for other cities and states will ply at a speed of 80-85 kmph. This is being done in the interest of passenger safety,” said Harsh P Kotak, secretary,Mumbai Bus Malak Sanghatana. “Nearly 70% AC buses leaving Mumbai on Tuesday night, have their speeds locked at 85kmph. The rest will be done in the next few days.”

The association’s president, Sunil Savla, said that the two recent accidents involving Volvo buses had prompted them to restrict the speed of all city private AC buses. “There are also other safety measures that will be included, such as checking every luggage on board and use of only branded, quality tyres,” Savla added.

Read the full report here, Times of India

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