The Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) has identified 1,210 accident-prone spots on roads in the state.
Following the Pune bus accident that led to the death of eight people and left many injured, the transport body undertook a two-month long study to identify the accident spots in coordination with the public work departments (PWD), zilla parishad and regional transport offices (RTOs).
The MSRTC has now informed the PWD and zilla parishads about the location of the spots and has asked them to install speed breakers, lights, signboards to alert motorists.
“We have also informed our divisional and depot managers to inform the drivers about the danger spots on their respective routes. Our drivers are being instructed to drive carefully to avert any accident,” said Mukund Dhas, public relations officer (PRO), MSRTC.
To study the mental health of their drivers, the corporation has also appointed a 12-member committee, which will focus on the stress level, working conditions, mental agony and its effect on their performance. The details of the action taken to avoid similar incidents in other parts of the state will be submitted to the committee at a meeting scheduled on Wednesday.
“The details of the measures taken will be submitted to the committee on Wednesday for further review,” said Dhas.