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At root of Karnal accident: 12,000 bus passes

KARNAL: Students have been facing difficulties because of loss of buses in Karnal, the hometown of CM Manohar Lal Khattar. Around 2,000 students in conjunction with different passengers have to wait anxiously at ITI Chowk on the nationwide highway. However, roadways drivers do not stop at designated stops inflicting students to chase for the buses. The fresh accident, through which a scholar was once killed, happened exactly because of such scarcity of vehicles.

The police used batons and tear fuel to disperse the protesting students who allegedly indulged in stone pelting. The chief minister ordered a two-tier probe into the topic. However, no effort was once made to research the cause of accident.

According to the tips, around 12,000 bus passes have been issued in Karnal for students, common public and govt workers. Students are the largest benficiaries with 8000 passes being utilized by them. But with handiest 164 Haryana Roadways buses within the Karnal depot, the issue gets magnified.

Students Vikash, Ramesh, Bittu and Kamal said not handiest at ITI chowk, they face identical issues at every main crossing on the nationwide highway passing throughout the district. Besides, there are not any bus shelters on the ITI Chowk.

RTI activist, advocate Rajesh Sharma said drivers must be made acutely aware of students’ considerations. The frequency of buses should be greater throughout the institute’s opening and shutting hours.

Traffic manager at Karnal depot Kamaljeet Singh said two sub-inspectors will likely be deployed on Guru Brahmanand chowk and ITI chowk to prevent the buses. The order has already been issued.

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