Kakkanad: The Motor Vehicle Department has slapped fine against a private bus driver in Ernakulam as the vehicle ran out of fuel on the middle of the road.
The incident happened in Kaloor region and the bus ‘Anson’ was carrying around 20 passengers.
As the journey got disrupted, it created traffic congestion and MVD officials happened to see the bus and the congestion. They immediately intervened and regulated traffic to ease the congestion. They also extended help to the bus staffers. Amid this, the driver bought fuel and the bus restarted journey.
MVD initiated action against the bus driver. Under the provisions of Rule Number 46 of Kerala Motor Vehicle Act, operating service with commuters without ensuring fuel can invite action.
Similarly, even going to fuel station to refill with commuters in the vehicle is an offence.