Sharmila death: Buses too long for city’s roads,say CTU workers

Condemning the buses,the union workers who had gathered at the roundabout where Sharmila had died,expressed their condolences to the family.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published:May 14, 2013 2:44 am

Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU) worker’s union on Monday held a silent protest against the CTU authorities following the accident which took the life of 33-year-old Sharmila. The protesters demanded that the authorities ban the buses used by CTU,which,according to them are too long for Chandigarh roads.

Condemning the buses,the union workers who had gathered at the roundabout where Sharmila had died,expressed their condolences to the family.

The union claimed that they have been asking the CTU authorities not to use buses more than 10 meters in length since the year 2004. “The buses which are 11.5 m and 13.5 m long are not suitable for Chandigarh roads,” the union claimed.

They have also urged the authorities to investigate the actual cause of the accidents caused by these buses and to make requisite changes.

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