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Absence of road signage caused bus mishap: ASTC

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GUWAHATI, Oct 27 � The Assam State Transport Corporation (ASTC) has given an explanation about the accident of an ASTC bus (AS-20-1436) on October 26 at Kaliabor, claiming that lack of proper road signage in the vicinity of the bridge and reckless driving by a private bus coming from the opposite side were the causes of the accident.

A statement from the ASTC, while explaining the circumstances in which the accident took place, said that the bus was moving at a speed of 40 KMPH and while it was approaching the edge of the bridge, a private night bus approached from the opposite direction and despite a dipper signal by the ASTC bus, it moved onto the bridge covering more space and leaving insufficient space for the ASTC bus.

The statement also claimed that the ASTC bus was compelled to steer left to avoid an impending head-on collision, as a result of which it hit the railings of the bridge and finally fell down the ditch. ASTC authorities also stressed the fact that the width of the bridges in the area is comparatively less, which obstructs the free flow of traffic.

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Absence of road signage caused bus mishap: ASTC

GUWAHATI, Oct 27 � The Assam State Transport Corporation (ASTC) has given an explanation about the accident of an ASTC bus (AS-20-1436) on October 26 at Kaliabor, claiming that lack of proper road signage in the vicinity of the bridge and reckless driving by a private bus coming from the opposite side were the causes of the accident.

A statement from the ASTC, while explaining the circumstances in which the accident took place, said that the bus was moving at a speed of 40 KMPH and while it was approaching the edge of the bridge, a private night bus approached from the opposite direction and despite a dipper signal by the ASTC bus, it moved onto the bridge covering more space and leaving insufficient space for the ASTC bus.

The statement also claimed that the ASTC bus was compelled to steer left to avoid an impending head-on collision, as a result of which it hit the railings of the bridge and finally fell down the ditch. ASTC authorities also stressed the fact that the width of the bridges in the area is comparatively less, which obstructs the free flow of traffic.