LUCKNOW: The UP State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) has suspended online booking for roadways buses for a month, from Tuesday, due to fog.
Sanjay Kumar, MD, UPSRTC, issued instructions to stop the operation of buses on routes that report fog.
In case of reduced visibility due to fog on the routes, the buses will be parked at the nearest halts, be it a bus station, dhaba, police station, petrol pump or toll plaza on the route to resume the journey once the fog clears.
The regional managers (RMs) have been authorised to decide about bus operations as per the local weather conditions.
To assess weather conditions, RMs and assistant regional managers (ARM)s will camp at the bus stations in the night between 8pm and 12midnight.
UPSRTC will not operate any bus on fog-affected stretches of roads. The bus operation will be suspended completely between 8pm and 8am (the next day) on the affected route.
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 on drivers.

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