HC puts UT on notice for insurance of CTU buses

On an average there are 15 to 16 major accidents involving CTU buses every year. Some of these have proven fatal as well. Every year, crores of rupees are being paid as the claim amount.

It is after the buses came to a halt that a hunt was started for finding an insurer. The New India Insurance Company showed interest in insuring the buses. A proposal for the same was prepared and has been sent to the UT Administration for approval. Thereafter the buses will be insured.

At present, in order to tide over the shortage of buses on the local routes due to these being stalled, the buses from the long routes have also been diverted to the local routes. The plea taken was that while there are buses of other state transport authorities on the long route, only CTU can serve the local routes.

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