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23.3.16

OVERCROWDED BUSES * India

* Tamil Nadu - Chennai buses most crowded in the country

-- The stance is slanting and the demeanour decrepit. The very appearance of the buses of the Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC) in Chennai can be telling in many respects. The slant has become the natural pose after years of carrying passengers on the footboards... Overcrowded buses are not new to Chennaiites but the numbers make it official. With 1,300 passengers travelling per bus per day, MTC has the most crowded buses in the country, a Union ministry report said... Across the state, the government rolled out 7,153 buses from 2011-12 to 2014-15. However, the fleet sized increased only by 1,574 - from 19,110 to 20,684. Experts say the core issue of both over-crowding and high number of accidents is due to poor planning of routes. Several of the routes in the corporation are very long and are not utilised effectively... Overcrowded buses are not only dangerous but also uncomfortable for passengers, especially with the summer approaching... With the summer approaching, commuters are not looking forward to using MTC buses... 
Chennai, TN, India - Times of India, by Karthikeyan Hemalatha - Mar 22, 2016

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