Pune man sues PMPML after faulty seat handrest tears his trousers
On Wednesday morning, around 9.30am, Sanjay Shitole had taken PMPML Bus No.43 and was on his way towards Hinjewadi when his trouser suffered a tear due to a protruding metal strip on the seat’s handrest.pune Updated: Jan 17, 2018 23:25 IST
A bus passenger lodged a complaint against the Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited (PMPML) at the Katraj police station after his trouser suffered a tear because of a broken seat. He has demanded for a compensation of ₹1,000.
Sanjay Shitole, 37, a resident of Bibvewadi, is a mechanical engineer who runs a firm called Faith Quality Services in Hinjewadi. On Wednesday morning, around 9.30am, he had taken PMPML Bus No.43 and was on his way towards Hinjewadi when his trouser suffered a tear due to a protruding metal strip on the seat’s handrest.
Shitole said,”I lodged a police complaint against the PMPML administration for running an unsafe bus. My trouser tore because of a broken seat and I have also demanded a compensation of ₹1,000 from PMPML. Before this, we have raised many issues related to unsafe PMPML buses with the help of PMPML Pravasi Manch. Now, this complaint is a message to PMPML for ignoring safety.” According to Shitole’s statement, the bus also did not have a fire extinguisher, first aid box or an emergency exit.