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Bus safety on the drawing board

SHANGHAI has taken several steps to ensure bus passengers' safety including working on designs for emergency windows after a bus blaze early last month in Chengdu, Sichuan Province.

A prototype of the new bus design is being made now, said Sun Jianping, director of the Shanghai Communications, Transport and Port Administration Bureau today.

Several designs for emergency windows - ones that open upwards, outwards or sideways - are being considered, reported. Sun said experts have not yet reached a final agreement on the window.

The bureau has equipped every bus with a hammer to break windows in case of emergencies. It will also install video cameras on buses.

At least 27 people were killed and another 76 were injured in the bus blaze in Chengdu on June 5.

In Shanghai, a No. 842 bus caught fire in the city's Yangpu District last May, killing three people and injuring 12 others.

Since last August Shanghai has installed video cameras on 1,750 buses, 9.7 percent of the city's fleet. Flammable goods like gasoline, diesel, painting oils and fireworks are not allowed on city buses or Metro trains.


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