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Bus was fit to ply, has valid permit till 2022: Rajasthan govt officials

Expressing his deep condolences over the death of 33 people, transport minister Yoonus Khan the state government on Saturday launched a probe to ascertain actual reasons behind the bus accident in Sawai Madhopur

jaipur Updated: Dec 23, 2017 18:45 IST
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The 25-seater bus carrying 40 passengers was going to Lalsot from Sawai Madhopur when it fell onto Banas river from a bridge in Dubbi area on Saturday.(HT Photo)

Expressing his deep condolences over the death of 33 people, transport minister Yoonus Khan the state government on Saturday launched a probe to ascertain actual reasons behind the bus accident in Sawai Madhopur.

Officials, meanwhile, said the bus was fit to ply and has a valid permit till 2022.

The minister said: “The actual reasons of accident are being investigated. Strict steps will be taken to avoid such accidents.”

He said the 25-seater bus carrying 40 passengers was going to Lalsot from Sawai Madhopur when it fell onto Banas river from a bridge in Dubbi area on Saturday.

“The state government is making all possible efforts to save every death taking place in road accidents. Death of 33 people in the accident is really very disappointing.”

Principal secretary and transport commissioner SK Aggarwal said there were around 10,000-12,000 private buses in the state and permits were issued these buses where state-run buses do not ply.

He said the bus that met the accident on Saturday has a valid permit till 2022. The officer said the driver, too, had a valid license.

He said transport department personnel check these private buses regard overloading, licence, fitness, permits regularly.

Fitness of private buses was checked in every six months and the bus that met the accident had got its fitness certificate in September, Aggarwal said.

First Published: Dec 23, 2017 18:45 IST