Showing posts from January, 2018

TRAGIC: 36 Killed in Bengal State Bus Accident

Death toll in West Bengal bus mishap touched 36 after rescue workers recovered 31 more bodies from the drowned state government-run bus on Monday, officials said. Earlier in the morning, a speeding bus, which was going to Malda from Karimpur in Nadia district, lost its control and fell into a deep canal at Balir Ghat area under Daulatabad Police Station limits in Murshidabad district of West Bengal. "A North Bengal State Transport Corporation (NBSTC) bus (WB 63 A 3214) with at least 56 people on board fell into Bhairabi canal after crashing into Nalini Baske bridge's guard wall at around 6:50 am," a local police official told IBNS. Locals rushed to the scene and rescued at least 27 persons from the river. After being rescued, injured passengers were taken to a local hospital where 5 of them, including a child and two women, were declared dead. As many as 20 injured passengers are being treated at Murshidabad Medical College and Hospital in Behrampur. Later,

Siliguri Police Gears Up Traffic Control

Siliguri Metropolitan Police have taken a number of new measures to regulate traffic and curb violation of rules in and around the city. While the police are using speed radar guns and breathe analysers to discourage rash and drunken driving, they are also in the process of setting up an Integrated Control Room (ICR) with CCTV cameras at all major locations to monitor traffic. Further, the police here will shortly introduce Automatic Number Plate Reader (ANPR) - a gadget used to scan registration plates of vehicles - at at least two major exit and entry points of the city, officials said here on Thursday. Traffic is a major problem in and around Siliguri, particularly because of the steady increase in number of vehicles every year. "We are using seven laser guns in high speed zones of NH31, at the Ambari Canal Road (leading to Gazoldoba), Burdwan Road and along some stretches of NH10 to check over-speeding. Also, 17 breathe analysers have been handed over to the traffic