Mountain Walking

On the right side of an HRTC bus

Apart from the other concerns during our drive to Kugti, Abhishek and I were wary about a bus coming in our direction; for it would be a nightmare to find space to let the bus pass us on such a narrow road. We were fortunate enough that our fears didn’t come true. And then, on the way back to Bharmour, we found ourselves driving behind an HRTC bus (instead of in the opposite direction). It was easy to see that the bus covered almost the entire width of the road and once again I admired the courage and skill of these bus drivers. The mountain side is roughly cut out and rocks keep jutting out, almost touching the roof of the buses. Commendable spirit of these drivers for undertaking such a duty so that people living in such remote areas can easily commute to nearby towns and villages.

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