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14.5.15

SAFER BUS TRAVEL * India: New rules to soon make it

* Tamil Nadu - Bus travel,  going to be safer



-- A ghastly rash of accidents involving buses in the country in the recent past has accounted for at least 10,000 deaths a year. Many of these fatalities were avoidable had the vehicles conformed to standard safety norms, most of them passengers trapped in burning vehicles and charred to death... The Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has introduced a 'Bus Body Code' that makes it mandatory for vehicle manufacturers to incorporate safety measures including providing hammers at all emergency windows, two fire extinguishers per vehicle, hydraulic doors that can be opened from inside, with or without power, easier accessibility to power, easier accessibility for those with limited mobility and public address systems. The norms will come into effect from August 1 and services including Metropolitan Transport Corporation will have to ensure that the buses they acquire conform to the norms... According to the April 30 order, bus manufacturers will have to receive certification from Central Institute of Road Transport (CIRT) and Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI), said CIRT, Pune, safety & homologation head R B Barpatte...  
Chennai, T.N., India - The Times of India, by Karthikeyan Hemalatha - May 14, 2015

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