LUCKNOW: Due to rising fog-related accidents, Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation buses will not ply between 8pm and 8am (or till the fog clears) on fog-affected routes. The corporation also suspended online booking for its buses for a month from Tuesday.
Three people were killed and 39 injured in separate accidents amid low visibility due to dense fog in different parts of UP on Tuesday.
Issuing the order, UPSRTC managing director Sanjay Kumar said that to assess weather conditions, regional and assistant regional managers will camp at the bus stations between 8pm and 12 midnight.
In case of reduced visibility due to fog, buses will be parked at the nearest halts, be it a bus station, dhaba, police station, petrol pump or toll plaza on the route and would resume the journey once the visibility improves. The regional managers will decide on bus operations as per the local weather conditions.
In case of any bus accident due to fog, the responsibility will rest with the officer concerned. The MD has issued instructions to inform drivers and conductors of the advisory. To ensure safety, breath analysing tests will be conducted upon drivers.
Three people were killed and 39 injured in separate accidents amid low visibility due to dense fog in different parts of UP on Tuesday.
One person died and 24 were injured when a bus collided with a truck amid low visibility due to dense fog on the Yamuna Expressway in Greater Noida, police said. The accident took place around 6.30 am in the Dankaur area, DCP (Greater Noida) Abhishek Verma said.
In a separate incident, a truck loaded with lentils hit the divider of the highway and overturned in the Dadri area of Greater Noida.
Besides, a truck driver was killed and six people were injured in a pile-up involving several vehicles on the Bulandshahr-Aligarh road in Arnia.
In Kaushambi, one youth died when his motorcycle hit a stationary truck. Nitish (25) was travelling with his friend on a motorcycle when their two-wheeler hit the truck near Sayara overbridge on the Prayagraj-Kanpur road around 9 am due to low visibility. Nitish died on the spot while his friend was referred to SRN Hospital in Prayagraj in critical condition, police said.
In another incident, eight people were injured in Sitapur when their van hit a stationary truck due to low visibility. Four of them were grievously injured in the accident that took place near Kalli village under the Misrikh police station area.





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