Early Times Report
Sunderbani, Sept 19: Overloading of buses, matadors and other vehicles is one of the main reasons behind a slew of accidents in the hilly terrain of Sunderbani, but the concerned administration seems to be sleeping.
According to reports, the transports service from Sunderbani to Bhambla ferries double the capacity.
"It evidently becomes risky to travel in the public transport on the route of Bhambla, Thandapani, Langer, Nohoti and Devak Hathal, which are not only in bad condition but are also single lane," said daily commuters, adding that in addition to this, the private transporters carry passengers double to their actual capacity, which plunges lives on risk.
They said that it is routine for the public transporters, especially Tampoo Traveler to carry passengers even more than double of its capacity.
"It is unfortunate to see that when the private transporters are putting lives in risk unabatedly, the concerned administration is looking at all these things as a mute spectator, probably in lieu of few bucks," said commuters, alleging that even many drivers do not have essential documents including driving license, but they manage to ply on roads without any hindrances, courtesy monthly fees paid to the concerned authorities.
They accused the local traffic police of not delivering their duties.
"If the local traffic police is serious about minimizing the fatal accidents on these hilly roads, they need to act swiftly against those who are violating rules and laws," said commuters, adding that drivers are forcing passengers to hang outside the vehicle and sometimes sit on the rooftop, but no authority objects it.