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BEST among toppers in list of accidents in Mumbai

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BEST buses have gone through 36 accidents injuring 190 and killing 39 people in a year

BEST bus accidentsMumbai: When number of road accidents is increasing day by days, city’s very own public transport BEST buses are not behind in a list. Around 39 people have lost their lives and 190 are injured by BEST bus accidents during 2013-14. Some became handicapped forever during these accidents. So not only private vehicles but BEST buses are also topping the records of accidents.

Around 500 new vehicles are introduced on roads of Mumbai every day. Traffic congestion on narrow roads and increasing numbers of vehicles are causing some small and few deadly accidents too. Racing and driving mistakes often cause dashing of private vehicles. BEST buses have gone through 36 accidents injuring 190 and killing 39 people in a year.

Relatives of those injured or killed in accidents claim compensations for the loss. After ‘settlement’ with families BEST pay the amount to them. According to a senior officer, the amount more than Rs 18 lakh of total claimed Rs 36 lakh is still payable. But this amount will be paid to the victims in installments from May, he informed.

Month wise list of BEST bus accidents that took place during 2013-14:-

2013 No of accidents No of deaths No of injured
January 1 1 21
February 2 3 13
March 4 4 8
April 2 2 11
May 3 3 11
June 2 2 12
July 2 3 3
August 5 5 14
September 4 4 13
October 5 0 18
November 3 4 9
December 1 1 9

2014 No of accidents No of deaths No of injured
January    1  1  38
February    4  4 9
March    2  2  0

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