The gear shaft of the RTC bus AP28 Z 2139 was in neutral position. Signs of ‘tyre burst’, a common factor triggering road accidents, were not found. There was no evidence to suggest mechanical failure.
All these findings in an internal inquiry by Transport department suggest the Kondagattu bus tragedy that snuffed out 64 lives was the consequence of human error. Close to a year since the worst-ever road accident in the two Telugu States, police are yet to file a charge-sheet.
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September 09, 2019