Wednesday 8 April 2015

And You Thought Your Bus Route Was Tough?

My Scottish correspondent, Grace got in touch last night to show me this quite remarkable set of pictures of the guys in Himachi Predesh in India, close to the Himalayas. Next time your driver complains about their route point them in this direction. The whole page on can be seen here. Many thanks, Grace - it's people like Grace alerting me to these sort of articles that makes for an easy and entertaining post, which is good for my brain and blood pressure.

Treacherous terrain to be out in a heavy duty vehicle, the state has only roads to connect up many scenic valleys that lie sheltered in the Himalayas.
These dare devil drivers keep the life blood flowing.

1. A road barely enough to accommodate a bus.

2. Getting past hairpin bends? No problem.

3. Do you see the road?

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4. Jostling for space.

Time to light up a bidi.

5. Sometimes the carrier has to accommodate the extra passengers.

6. Looks pretty but someone has to shovel that snow off. 

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7. Slippery road? Just a little.

8. We told you.

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9. HRTC bus drivers have seen the best, and the worst.

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10. They know that a friend in need is a friend indeed.

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11. Luxury vehicles crawl on these roads. HRTC goes like zoooommm.

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12. Fog, bad weather or cloud bursts, nothing stops HRTC.

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13. Some journeys like these in HRTC buses will remain alive for a lifetime.

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14. You won’t dare look down the cliff.

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15. Ah, a smooth run.

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Nitin Rana

16. Views are awesome all year round.

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17. But, a lifeline to Himachal, the service cannot wait.

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18. No matter how difficult it gets.

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19. Yes, really!

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20. Now, let’s introduce you to the Minister of Transport, Government of Himachal Pradesh.

No kidding.

21. And finally, some of the men with their machines.

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