Being developed by the Railways, the TCAS is currently undergoing field trials. In the context of Thursday’s accident involving a train ramming a school bus, resulting in deaths at an unmanned level crossing (UMLC), the TCAS assumes significance.
GHMC promises their installation before Metropolis meet. Other departments including Labour, School Education, Medical and Health too should join in and make these provisions mandatory for the licenses they issue.
Very often, the enforcement agencies condone the rule violation and issue fitness certificate each year, since the general perception is that the buses ply a maximum distance of upto 50 kms per day, at a speed of 40 kms per hour or even less. »
The Seeranaickenpalayam Road is 33 ft wide as per records. But the width had been reduced to 22 ft to 25 ft at many places. Sadly, the Corporation had not taken care to restore the width while undertaking storm water drain work.
Checking the vehicle for possible mechanical faults, wearing the seat belt and switching off the mobile phone will go a long way in minimising accidents, Superintendent of Police (Visakhapatnam Ru...
Autorickshaw drivers, under the aegis of the CITU, held up traffic at the old Jail Road stopping all the passing-by autorickshaws demanding that the police, RTC, and RTA stop registering cases against them. »