How Can You Give Clean Chit: HC Questions AP Govt On Diwakar Travels Tragedy

A day after AP Government gave clean chit to Diwakar Travels, High Court of Hyderabad questioned the state Transport authorities,’how is it possible?’

Amaravati: A bus belonging to Diwakar travels in February plunged into a canal near Nandigama, Kirshna district, resulting in death of 11 passengers. Diwakar travels are owned by TDP MP Diwakar Reddy.

According to investigation report, bus has violated norms of Motor Transport Workers Act (MTW) of 1961 according to which it is not registered either in Andhra Pradesh or in Telangana.

A PIL was filed by advocate Subba Reddy on this issue and secretaries of AP State Government transport department gave clean chit to the bus and travels.

They also said that the bus had two drivers and met all safety standards. The bus was in operation for the past one year.

Police did not follow the rules during that time by filing case against owner of the company, Diwakar Reddy and in turn filed case against driver who was spot dead. Main Opposition party YSRCP leader Y.S.Jagan Mohan Reddy protested severely on this issue but the response was negative from Government which tried to protect their MP in this issue.

After giving clean chit to travels, HC said that it is unfair to give clean chit to the firm and the firm should be brought into state’s monitoring mechanism.

This is another blow for TDP MP Diwakar Reddy who was enjoying family trip in Europe after he created ruckus at Vizag airport and because of which he was banned by many domestic flights.

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