Today Bhaskar Rao inspected the Volvo buses and found the same thing and the issue of safety was not taken prominently he said.
The Emergency exit that has to be mentioned was not mentioned in many cases and also the gap between two seats was less than prescribed. Also the speed governors were not working.
In an interview to the TOI earlier this week, and Referring to last week’s accident in which 45 passengers were burnt alive in Andhra Pradesh, Rao said he corresponded on safety issues with Volvo headquarters in Sweden and Volvo India authorities, soon after a Volvo bus-truck collision left 14 dead in Kolar in 2008.
Also in some Volvo buses each seat has been affixed with an hammer which can be used in case of emergency to break open the windows.
RTO cheif Hemadri and other officials were also present during the inspection.