Meet the Bus Drivers Who Haven’t Had a Single Accident in Over 30 Years

42 Bus Drivers Honored for Over 30 Years of Safe Driving by ASRTU
42 Bus Drivers Honored for Over 30 Years of Safe Driving by ASRTU
ASRTU has recognized the safety efforts of 42 bus drivers who have served for over 30 years without an accident. The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has implemented a multi-pronged strategy to address road safety issues, including measures taken by SRTUs to reduce accidents.

1. Introduction The Association of State Road Transport Undertakings (ASRTU) recognized the efforts of 42 bus drivers in ensuring safety and preventing road accidents while driving public transport buses. The Safety Awards were conferred by the Secretary of the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Mrs. Alka Upadhyay, to the drivers who had unblemished services and had crossed recorded service of 30 years without an accident in their total service.

2. ASRTU Currently, there are 80 State Road Transport Undertakings (SRTU) / SPVs under municipal Corporations who are the members of ASRTU. They are jointly operating approximately 1,50,000 buses and providing affordable and safer mobility to about 70 million passengers. ASRTU primarily deals with the promotion and improvement of public road transport in the country. It serves as a forum to discuss the latest developments, identify key issues/challenges, and exchange information on the best practices of the State Road Transport Undertakings.

3. Multi-pronged Strategy for Road Safety The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, along with related organizations and stakeholders, has formulated a multi-pronged strategy to address the issue of Road Safety based on Education, Engineering (both of Roads and Vehicles), Enforcement, and Emergency care. With regard to SRTUs, the road accidents involving SRTU buses are very low (0.09 accident rate). Some SRTUs have maintained an accident rate much less than the average of 0.09 (Haryana, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu – Salem, Uttarakhand, Andaman & Nicobar, and Delhi) in Urban Transport.

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4. Measures taken by SRTUs SRTUs have taken several measures to reduce road accidents, which are classified into four categories:

A. Driver Related

  • Selection of educated and experienced drivers in the recruitment stage
  • Induction training and refresher training of the selected drivers
  • Motivating the drivers by Awards and Rewards

B. Vehicle Related

  • Maintenance of the bus as per the schedule and focus on safety related areas such as brakes, steering, headlights, tyres etc.
  • Ergonomic design of driver seat
  • Ensuring fitness of the vehicle at all the times

C. Operational Scheduling

  • Duty schedules and roasters with proper rest intervals to the drivers
  • Crew restrooms with all amenities

D. Motivational Measures

  • Ensuring refresher training programs to all the drivers at least once in a year.
  • Cash Awards and Certificates to the accident-free service drivers at a depot, region, zone and state level.
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List of Drivers for Safety Awards
s. No.Name of the DriverSTUYears ofAccidentFree ServiceCategory
1Kedari Tammanna BakariNorth west Karnataka Road Transport Corporation38Mofussil
2Akula Mahaboob BashaAndhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation36Mofussil
3Ghodke Kisan RambhauMaharashtra State Road Transport Corporation36Mofussil
4Kallu Somi ReddyTelangna State Road Transport Corporation35Mofussil
5Lakshmana ReddyBengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation35City
6Kandhi Ranga ReddyTelangna State Road Transport Corporation35City
7Shaik DayanOdisha State Road Transport Corporation34Mofussil
8Siyaram ChaudharyRajasthan State Road Transport Corporation34Mofussil
9P. SwaminathanTamilNadu State Road Transport Corporation -Villupuram34Mofussil
10Eajaz Ahamed SharifKarnataka State Road Transport Corporation33Mofussil
11S. A. N. RajuAndhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation33City
12Ishaq ShariffKarnataka State Road Transport Corporation33City
13Mir Pirubhai ChhotubhaiGujrat State Road Transport Corporation32Mofussil
14Divan SinghUttarakhand Transport Corporation32Mofussíl
15N. ShanmugasundaramTamil Nadu State Road Transport Corporation – Coimbatore31rait/
16T. Maria GnaiahTamil Nadu State Road Transport Corporation – Tirunelvelí30City
17M. RajendiranTamil Nadu State Road Transport Corporation – Villupuram30City
18Mohd. Rafique Abdul Sattar MullaMaharashtra State Road Transport Corporation29City
19Suresh N. BhavikatüNorth west Karnataka Road Transport Corporation29City
20M. RameshTamil Nadu State Road ‘Transport Corporation – Madurai28Mofussil
21IP. AngamuthuTamil Nadu State Road Transport Corporation – Salem28City
22K. AndamuthuTamil Nadu State Road Transport Corporation – Coimbatore27Moíussil
23C. RevichandranTamil Nadu State Road Transport Corporation – Kumbhkonam27Mofussil
24S. PairajTamil Nadu State Road Transport Corporation – Kumbhkonam27City
25(S. VeeramaniMetropolitan Transport Corporation (Chennai)26City
26Nandkumar LawandNavi Mumbai Municipal Transport26City
27KanagarajTamil Nadu State Road Transport Corporation – Madurai26City
28Aw;te Rajendra MahadevSolapur Municipal Transport Corporation25City
29krun Narayan KuchekarPune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Ltd.24City
30S. RavichandranState Express Transport Corporation23Mofussil
31V. ThirumataiTamil Nadu State Road Transport Corporation – Salem23Mofussil
32II. Meenatshi SundaramTamil Nadu State Road Transport Corporation -Tirunelveli22Mofussil
33Girijashankar Laltaprasad PandeyBEST Undertaking21City
34Shemar V. BhatKadamba Transport Corporation Ltd.20Mofussil
35Muktltjar SinghPepsu Road Transport Corporation17Mofussil
36N. Abdul RasheedKerala State Road Transport Corporation16City
37S. SomenkatteKalyan Karnataka Road Transport Corporation15Mofussil
 Shravan KumarKalyan Karnataka Road Transport Corporation15City
39AneeshkumarKerala State Road Transport Corporation13Mofussil
40Pranjal BorahAssam STransport Corporation11Mofussil
41Bhaskar KalitaAssam STransport Corporation City
42Anand kurnarUtter Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation Mofussil

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