The streak of bad luck continues for Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) with yet another low-floor bus coming to a smoking halt.
This time the incident took place in Sagarpur in Hari Nagar, West Delhi.
According to fire officials, the rear wheel of the bus started belching smoke, which is when the driver hurriedly told the passengers to evacuate the bus.
Police said that the incident happened near Sagarpur traffic signal at around 9 am on Sunday morning.
According to police, the driver called the police and the fire services who immediately reached the spot. They added that none of the passengers suffered injuries in the incident.
According to fire services, two fire tenders were sent to the spot and they took around 20-minutes to put out the smoke and prevented further damage to the bus.
“The-low floor bus, which was plying on the Outer Ring Road route was crowded. All of a sudden, smoke started emanating from its rear tyres. Driver of the bus saw the smoke and asked the passenger to get off. Fire brigade was informed by driver,” said the fire brigade official.
“At around 6:00 am the bus left Anand Vihar bus terminal and was heading towards Uttam Nagar. Prahlad the conductor of the bus was the first to discover smoke coming out of the rear wheel. Bus driver took out the fire extinguisher in with the bus and tried to doused the smoke,” said a senior police officer.
This is the eighth such incident in just a couple of weeks. A senior officer with DTC said, “This bus ply on a long route due to which the engine got heated. Mechanic from DTC’s workshop along with an engineer from Tate Motor’s were sent to the spot to solve the problem. After half-an-hour the bus had started again to ply,” said a spokesperson with DTC.