Assam: Night super bus seized following hit-and-run on NH-37

Assam: Night super bus seized following hit-and-run on NH-37

A night bus in Assam hits a traffic constable and flees the scene, leading to its seizure and stranding its 37 passengers. The incident raises serious concerns about road safety, particularly for night travel.

Story highlights
  • Night Bus 'Tanuj' involved in hit-and-run accident in Assam
  • Traffic constable injured; passengers left stranded at police station
  • Incident raises road safety concerns, particularly for night travel

The Moran police station in Assam became a scene of chaos when the night bus 'Tanuj' was seized after allegedly being involved in a hit-and-run incident on National Highway 37. The bus, traveling towards Guwahati, was seized by the police after reportedly hitting a traffic constable and then fleeing the scene, leaving its passengers in a state of confusion and uncertainty.

The incident unfolded when Traffic Constable Chandra Kamal Ahom from Moranhat police station was hit by the 'Tanuj' bus while riding his motorcycle near Khowang Chariali. The constable suffered serious injuries and was quickly taken to Moran Medical Centre for urgent medical treatment, fortunately avoiding life-threatening harm.

The 'Tanuj' night bus, with registration AS 01MC 0907, allegedly fled the scene after the collision. However, Moran police promptly intervened, seizing the bus and causing a commotion among its 37 passengers, who were left stranded at the police station.

For several hours, between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m., the stranded passengers awaited resolution at Moran police station, dealing with the unexpected turn of events. Eventually, the Moran police arranged an alternative Ultra bus to transport the passengers safely to Guwahati.

Adding to the tension, passengers claimed that the seized night bus driver appeared to be under the influence of alcohol. Eyewitnesses recounted that the accident happened during an overtaking attempt of another night super bus on the National Highway, raising concerns about reckless driving practices among some night bus operators.

This incident highlights the pressing need for improved road safety measures, especially during nighttime travel.

Edited By: sanchayaita roy
Published On: Apr 21, 2024