Robin Soonarane Confirms That Plastic Has Replaced ALuminum In Buses "Blue Line" 2007
29 August 2013 - Défi Media Group
It is a damning document on the Blue Line bus in 2007. In this confidential report Soonarane Robin, director of the National Transmission Corporation (NTC) explains that aluminum and galvanized parts have been replaced by plastic [fiber reinforced plastic] in these buses.
While the responsibility of the driver and receiver is questioned by the police in the accident Sorèze who had ten dead on May 3, the report sheds light on the deplorable state of the bus.This report was written a month after the tragedy Sorèze. The Director General of the NTC written in the document that "the front and rear panels in the 20 air conditioned buses from Ashok Leyland were changed from galvanized/aluminium to fibre reinforced plastic. This material is weaker, brittle and highly inflammable "
Interviewed by Radio Plus, Tuesday, August 27, Robin Soonarane explains that some of these buses have been converted and ten others were "retyped".
Meanwhile, Patrick Assirvaden is not convinced that the driver and receiver are responsible for the accident. "Deepchand Guness is a hero," said the chairman of the Labour Party (PTr) in the Grand Journal of Radio Plus Monday.