How do we stop this dangerous bus travel?In spite of several hundreds of buses being introduced in the peak hours, almost as a rule, one does see very young students dangerously hanging on to buses in many parts of the country. I have seen it in Kurnool, Tirupathi and so on. In Tamil Nadu, it is so common and does not need any mention at all. There have been several accidents only because of such travel.
In fact, there is a marked tendency among male students to show off to young girls in the same bus and impress them. This goes on and on. Such scenes are often shown in the movies as well.
The hapless conductors do not know what to do. Their time is taken away only in shouting at the students. The only solution is to introduce more number of both Government and private buses on the busy routes and also introduce share autos ( the Tata Ace vehicle modified, as in Chennai), at very reasonable rates fixed by the Government, on selected routes, with distances not exceeding ten kilometers.
What do members have to say on this? What more can be done?