DAINIK NATION BUREAU
Forty Eight person killed when a bus in which they were travelling met an accident at nearby Dhumakot on Sunday morning. Most of politicians including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat shed their tears but no one talked about the reason about the why accident and this much death toll happened?
As per the available picture, the bus was having carrying capacity of 25 but 48 person killed and many other injured. It means bus was carrying more than their capacity of load. Ironically there is normal practice in uttarakhand especially in hills and city too. After every accident government or chief minister makes announcement of cash compensation for the victim’s family and even they give financial assistance the injured one too. This is okay that government gives compensation on humanitarian ground but why government puts burden on exchequer?
Why not they collect these compensation amount from the Transport department and police, who divert their attention while seeing overloaded bus. It is being said that every police post, police station and local Regional transport office (RTO) gets their fixed amount from the transporter. Such kind of accident happens frequently but very few gets acknowledgement from higher echelon of political office. This incident highlighted how poor transport service available on hills otherwise people would not have invited their death by catching overloaded bus.
Will government punish the RTO or ARTO or officer of the concerned department ? Answer would be no because they don’t have will power because if they enforce order strictly then they would not get money from the transporter. People might have disagree with this but this is irony of the hilly region of uttarakhand.