RULES * India - What STA rules say
New Delhi,India -Express News Service -July 2, 2007: -- The Delhi government is set to crack the whip by enforcing existing State Transport Authority rules for public buses and forming some new policies... Transport Minister Haroon Yusuf today said the department will hold “our first meeting tomorrow and form a policy for Bluelines. ... Yusuf said transporters have been asked to be part of the meeting. Here’s what some, STA rules say:
* No driver should steer a bus for more than eight hours.
* Buses plying for more than eight hours require at least two drivers.
* Buses are not allowed any staff other than the driver and conductor.
* Minimum educational qualification of a driver is Class XII; a bus conductor should clear at least Class X.
* Killer Buses: Who's responsible?
Delhi, India -India eNews.com (Gurgaon,Haryana,India), by Rudroneel Ghosh -3 July 2007: -- It seems that last Sunday’s huge bus accident at the Rajouri Garden intersection has finally stung the authorities out of their deep slumber... Whether anything substantial will be done to ensure the safety of the passengers on such public buses run by private transporters is something that yet remains to be seen... Sunday’s accident had led to the horrific death of a 13 yr. old boy named Maurick Sharma who was at the time riding with his father and brother on their two wheeler when a blue line bus came from behind and rammed into them. Maurick was killed on the spot whereas his father and brother survived with minor injuries...