BUS

  • Revamped bus service in Kolkata on anvil 3 days ago

    Kolkata: The metropolis will soon have a revamped bus service system in place with the Calcutta State Transport Corporation planning to introduce more buses and route realignment. The plan involves putting more buses on roads in addition to a fleet of AC and non-AC Volvo, Ashok Leyland buses already introduced,...
  • Delhi Transport Corporation installs CCTV cameras in its 80 buses 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) has installed close circuit television cameras in 80 of its buses, a pilot project aimed at enhancing security in buses, particularly for women. In the first phase, DTC plans to install CCTV cameras in 200 buses, including low-floor AC and low-floor non-AC buses in the...
  • Communication gap between DDA, DTC on millennium depot is embarrassing: HC October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High on Thursday termed as "embarrassing" the "communication gap" between DDA and DTC regarding shifting of the 50-acre millennium bus depot from its current location on the banks of Yamuna in New Delhi. Observing that both authorities are at "loggerheads" in view of the accusations and counter-accusations...
  • Indian school girl suffocates to death in school bus in UAE October 8, 2014

    Dubai: A 4-year-old Indian schoolgirl died after she fell asleep inside a bus and left alone for several hours by the driver and the bus supervisor in UAE's capital Abu Dhabi. Naziha Lal Ahmed, KG1 student of a private Al Worood school, was found dead after she apparently suffocated inside the...
  • Delhi: DTC curtails services on inter-state routes October 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) has scaled down its services on 68 inter-state routes from April 2007 to March this year. As per its Operational Statistics report, DTC had plied buses on 80 inter-state routes in 2007-2008, but from April 2013 to March this year it operated on...
  • Government buses can't display election ads: Election Commission September 29, 2014

    New Delhi: As Maharashtra and Haryana go for Assembly polls next month, the Election Commission on Monday ruled out allowing display of election advertisements on government transport buses, saying the party in power can use it to its advantage and disturb the level playing field. In a communication to Chief Electoral...
  • Himachal Pradesh: CM Virbhadra Singh warns bus operators against overloading September 25, 2014

    Shimla: A day after 25 persons were killed in a bus mishap in Himachal Pradesh, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Thursday warned bus operators against overloading, saying licence and route permits of operators indulging in the practice will be cancelled. Singh, who visited hospitals in Ghumarwin and Bilaspur to inquire about...
  • 22 killed, 14 injured in Himachal Pradesh bus accident September 24, 2014

    Shimla: At least 22 people were killed and 14 injured when an overloaded private bus fell into the Gobind Sagar reservoir in Himachal Pradesh's Bilaspur district on Wednesday, officials said. As many as "22 people were killed and 14 were injured", Superintendent of Police Ashok Kumar said over phone. The exact...
  • Jammu bus mishap: 16 bodies still missing September 20, 2014

    Jammu: Over a fortnight after a bus with 67 passengers on board was washed away in flashflood in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, the fate of 16 people is still not clear while the Army apprehensive that they might have been washed away to the other side of border. "One...
  • Delhi government gives last chance to 2579 bus operators September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Government has decided to give a last chance to around 2579 operators of contract and mini buses for renewing their cancelled permits. The permits of these operators were cancelled last month after their addresses were found to be incorrect by Delhi Police. According to state transport authority (STA)...
  • Vistara launch may get delayed by couple of months September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The launch of Vistara, the TataSingapore Airlines joint venture airline, may get delayed by a couple of months due to regulatory approvals, officials said on Wednesday. The airline, which is slated to get its first Airbus A320 soon, had earlier announced plans to start operations in October. The proposed...
  • Bombay HC confirms death penalty for Pune driver for killing 9 people September 9, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday confirmed the death sentence for Pune driver Santosh M Mane, who two years ago hijacked a state transport bus and killed nine people. The incident happened on January 25, 2012 after he was denied a change from night duty to day duty by his...
  • J&K: 35 feared dead as bus falls into a stream in Rajouri district September 4, 2014

    Srinagar: Thirty people were feared dead as a bus fell into a stream in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday. Six people have been rescued so far. Home Ministry dispatched NDRF teams and instructed agencies to launch rescue operation. According to sources, they were all coming from a marriage party. More...
  • Tamil Nadu: 5 people from West Bengal dead as bus catches fire in Ramanathapuram August 31, 2014

    Rameswaram: Five pilgrims have been killed in Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu after a bus caught fire on Sunday morning. The bus carrying the pilgrims was headed towards Kanyakumari. The pilgrims, who are said to have been asleep during the incident, belonged to West Bengal. The reason behind the fire is...
  • Assam violence: Guwahati buses to be off road on Thursday August 20, 2014

    Guwahati: City buses in Assam's capital will remain off the road for 12 hours on Thursday in protest against the firing in Golaghat that left three persons dead and six others injured on Wednesday. The Guwahati City Bus Association has decided not to ply their buses for 12 hours on...
  • People throng Red Fort to watch Independence Day celebrations August 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Ninetyyearold Ramo Devi travelled all the way from northwest Delhi to hear Narendra Modi speak from the ramparts of the Red Fort. Ramo, who came from Uttam Nagar area along with her 55yearold son in a DTC bus, said she always wanted to see the Prime Minister unfurl the...
  • 'The conductor shouted 'Rajeshwari' at Rajeshwari Temple and a lady replied 'haanji?'': 10 hilarious incidents that happened on BMTC buses in Bangalore August 12, 2014

    335E, 335T. Sounds familiar? You know you're from Bangalore when the BMTC becomes a way of life for you. You remember all the bus numbers and routes by heart. While a lot of newbies may have a problem with conductors refusing to shell out change, the regulars know all the...
  • 3 school children killed, 15 injured as school bus overturns August 6, 2014

    Three school children, aged between six and twelve, were on Wednesday killed and 15 injured when their school bus turned turtle after being hit by a tanker, police said. The incident took place when the children were on their way to school, police said, adding, the injured were admitted to a...
  • 35 devotees injured in bus accident August 1, 2014

    At least 35 Kanwarias (Shiv devotees) were injured on Thursday when the bus they were travelling in overturned near Tarbasechu village in Hazaribagh district, police said here. They said more than a dozen women devotees were among the injured. The bus overturned and fell in a ditch. Condition of some devotees was...
  • 21 killed in Himachal Pradesh bus accident July 29, 2014

    Shimla: A Himachal state roadways bus rolled down a hill and fell into a gorge on Tuesday resulting in death of 21 onboard passengers in Himachal Pradesh's Shimla district, police said. Rescue operations are on and the toll could rise, said officials. The bus was on way from Shimla to Savera Khad...
  • Four killed, 20 others injured in a busjeep collision July 27, 2014

    Four persons were killed and 20 others injured in a collision between a bus and a jeep in Bhojpur district on Saturday, the police said. The accident took place near Ekauna village when the bus, on its way to Ara from Sahar, collided head on with the jeep going to Belaur...
  • Medak: Two years and 16 deaths to install gates at unmanned railway crossing July 27, 2014

    Medak: It is a double tragedy for a family in Medak where Neeraja and Veera Babu's 9yearold daughter and 7yearold son were on the school bus which was hit by a speeding train killing 16 school children. For a while there was a glimmer of hope as the family were...
  • Medak: Protests break out at accident site where 17 children were killed July 25, 2014

    Medak (Telangana): Protests broke out at the site of a horrific accident in Medak district of Telangana in which 17 school children were killed. The bus driver and cleaner, were also killed when NandedSecunderabad Passenger train collided with the bus on the railway track at around 9 AM on Thursday. The...
  • Telangana: 17 students killed as bus hits train at an unmanned crossing July 24, 2014

    At least 17 school children have been killed and many others critically injured after a passenger train hit their school bus at a railway crossing in Medak district of Telangana. The tragic accident took place on Thursday morning at Masayipet of Veldurthi mandal in Medak....
  • Telangana: Train hits school bus in Medak, at least 17 children killed July 24, 2014

    Hyderabad: At least 17 school children have been killed and many others critically injured after a passenger train hit their school bus at a railway crossing in Medak district of Telangana. The tragic accident took place on Thursday morning at Masayipet of Veldurthi mandal in Medak. The injured have been admitted...
  • Electric bus pilot project to be launched in Gujarat July 14, 2014

    Gandhinagar: As part of efforts to ensure a cleaner and greener environment, the Gujarat government will soon introduce a pilot project to run 'electricbuses' for public transport between state capital Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad. Moving ahead, the staterun Gujarat Power Corporation Limited (GPCL) has invited expression of interest from the potential companies...
  • Four killed in Himachal Pradesh bus accident July 13, 2014

    Shimla: Four passengers were killed and 31 injured on Sunday when a bus skidded off the road and rolled into a 30foot deep pit in Himachal Pradesh, police said. The Himachal Road Transport Corporation bus was on its way from Solan town to Shimla when it fell into the pit at...
  • Himachal Pradesh: Two dead, 33 injured as bus falls into gorge July 13, 2014

    Solan: Two people died and as many as 33 people were left injured in Himachal Pradesh's Solan when a state transport bus fell into a gorge on Sunday morning. More details awaited. ...
  • 10 dead, 16 injured in bus accident in Bangladesh July 1, 2014

    Dhaka: At least 10 people were killed and 16 others injured on Tuesday when a passenger bus crashed into a roadside tree and overturned on a highway in southwestern Bangladesh. The accident occurred when the driver lost control of the vehicle near Jessore district. The bus was going to Benapole...
  • Maharashtra: Bus driver given death for mowing down 9 pleads 'unsound mind' June 25, 2014

    Mumbai: Santosh Mane, a former state transport bus driver, who has been awarded death penalty for mowing down nine persons in a fit of reckless driving on Pune roads in January 2012, on Wednesday pleaded before the Bombay High Court that he was of "unsound mind" at the relevant time. Mane's...