Accident with bus gimbal, March, 12 was an isolated case
17 March 2011
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Concerning the accident Saturday, March 12 in which a man head blown to pieces by the gimbal dropped from a bus of the NTC, the Ministry of Public Infrastructure and Transport reported that was an isolated case.
Four days after the terrible accident in which a cardan joint fallen out from a bus of the National Transport Company (NTC) killing Veervalen Conjamalay said Varooven, the Ministry of Public Infrastructure and Transport reacted. A meeting between the corporation officials and the department has held this Wednesday, March 16 and it appears to them that the fact that parts can be detached from a vehicle was an isolated case.
This was stated by the Press Secretary of the Minister Anil Bachoo, Vallender Padayachy to lexpress.mu at Wednesday. Materials, published at March, 14 is not the opinion of engineers who work on these buses produced in India and claim that they are unsuitable for Mauritian roads.
One advance, under cover of anonymity for fear of reprisals from the NTC and the authorities, that mechanics have tried to make their voices heard before the buy of 80 buses for Rs 130 million. But the Ministry of Transport still went ahead with this purchasing.
The setbacks of the NTC with these vehicles since their inception in 2007, are innumerable. The board had even met in 2009 to see the Chief of why a claim of a "performance bond" of about Rs 12.8 million, in case they break down sooner than expected had not been made to the local dealer of Tata, the Associated Commercial Company.
At this point, it was found that 12 to 15 engines were already off. On Tuesday, March 14, lexpress.mu was mention that mechanics of CNT demanded a report from engineers on all Tata buses purchased in 2007. Furthermore braking problems, the height of emergency doors and the lack of visibility for drivers, mechanics suggest several lack of spare parts.
"In the case of the accident of March 12, the defective metal gimbal, which explains why it was posted.And excluding other causes," emphasizes the employee of the NTC, who is a mechanic more than ten years.