Now, emergency switches in all buses

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Times of India: The Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) plans to fit electronic emergency switches in all its buses to check rash driving. To start with, the switches were fitted in 50 buses after the Mane incident last year.

Deepak Kapoor, vice-chairman and managing director of MSRTC, said, “The corporation has taken such a step for the first time to check negligent driving. The concept proved successful during the pilot run of the project which was implemented in prominent depots in the last six months. We will now study as to how it cane be implemented on a larger scale.”

MSRTC top officials confirmed on Thursday that the pilot project has proved successful and now all the ST buses will have the emergency switches.

A technical committee was appointed by the MSRTC after Mane’s murderous rampage to recommend various measures to avoid rash driving and unknown person getting access to the buses in an illegal manner. The committee had recommended fixing electronic switches in buses.

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