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Why the Yamuna Expressway continues to remain accident-prone


It was the last bus to Delhi from Lucknow’s Alambagh depot and no seat was vacant. “We were all sleeping when the bus plunged into the drain. We kept shouting for help as water gushed in. Some of us managed to get out by climbing on top of bodies,” says Manish Kumar, one of the 27 survivors of the July 8 accident on the Yamuna Expressway which killed 29 people.

Others like Avinash Awasthi remained trapped and perished along with 28 others. The clerk from Greater Noida had just bought a house in Lucknow. “The entire family had gathered ...


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