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29 per cent BEST bus accidents involve vehicle’s left rear end

THE ASIAN AGE. | ARPIKA BHOSALE
Published : Feb 15, 2017, 2:34 am IST
Updated : Feb 15, 2017, 6:34 am IST

The internal study was done as a part of BEST’s self-evaluation process to identify problematic areas.

The internal study was conducted as a part of the BEST’s self-evaluation process to identify problematic areas.
 The internal study was conducted as a part of the BEST’s self-evaluation process to identify problematic areas.

Mumbai: According to an internal study conducted by the BEST, around 22 percent of the accidents, have taken place, involving the right rear end of the bus between April 2016 and January 2017. The internal study was conducted as a part of the BEST’s self-evaluation process to identify problematic areas.

Similarly, the study has found that the accidents involving left rear end of the bus are around 29 percent, which is 7 per cent higher that the right rear end of the bus.

An official on the condition of anonymity said, “The buses have been bought with a blind spot. When purchasing these buses, the undertaking never thought of the checking these blind spots. Because of this several accidents are taking place.” He further added, “Now we have no other option but to bear the brunt of this faulty decision.”

The study has also found that 32 percent of accidents took place on the front left side of the bus, while the front right side of the bus witnessed 20 percent of the accidents.

BEST committee member Ravi Raja said, “The high number of accidents in Mumbai involving the BEST buses has always been a matter of concer. There were some workshops conducted by the undertaking to provide better and trained drives, but they haven’t seemed to work.”

He further added, “The accidents might take place on whichever side of the bus, but the undertaking is responsible for them by law.”

Tags: best, accident, blind spot
Location: India, Maharashtra, Mumbai (Bombay)