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Uttarkashi Bus Accident: Many secrets revealed in road safety audit

After the Uttarkashi bus accident, the road safety audit team has revealed many secrets. Many reasons including sharp turns, over speed, overcrowding of passengers are causing accidents. The reason is that the road is not wide enough.

Uttarkashi Bus Accident: The team, which came to conduct a safety audit of the road accident on Yamunotri National Highway 123 in Damta, has considered over speed at a sharp turn as the main cause of the accident. In spite of heavy vehicular pressure, the road is not wide enough and lack of crash barrier has been considered as a serious drawback from the point of view of road safety.

After inspecting the incident site, the team returned to New Delhi on Wednesday. This team will soon give a detailed report about the accident site to the National Highway Authority of India and after that further action will be taken in this regard. It is known that Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari had sent a three-member team of Save Life Foundation to conduct a safety audit of Damta accident.

This team has returned after visiting the spot. Sources said that after inspecting the accident site, the team has primarily suspected over speeding at sharp turns for the accident. Also, in view of the pressure of vehicles, the road is not wide enough and the crash barrier on the side of the road is also considered as a serious drawback.

During the inspection, the local officials told the team that two major accidents had taken place at the accident site in the past as well. However, the final report has not yet been prepared by the team and no information has been given to the state officials in this regard. Rajesh Pant, Executive Engineer of National Highway, has confirmed the inspection of the accident site on behalf of the team.

Here, RK Sudhanshu, Principal Secretary, LND, said that the team has returned after conducting the road safety audit and will now submit its report to the ministry itself.