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Thiruvananthapuram: The Motor Vehicles Department (MVD) has reportedly failed to take action in the incident in which a wheel of a KSRTC bus with passengers, came off while running service.
The front wheel on the driver’s side of the bus en route to Nagercoil had fallen off at Balaramapuram on Tuesday. Soon after, the bus was moved to Parassala without the knowledge of MVD officials.
According to the law, MVD officials are supposed to inspect the bus soon after such incidents are reported. If there is any severe fault, then the fitness certificate of the bus should be revoked.
Although the rules are followed in case of private buses and other vehicles, MVD often turns a blind eye towards KSRTC’s faults.
Meanwhile, department-level investigations have been initiated in KSRTC in connection with the incident. Although action will be taken against the employees, the probe report is not likely to reveal any lapses in maintenance, including the use of substandard spare parts.
Apparently, the MVD inspections launched in the backdrop of the Vadakkencherry accident did not extend to KSRTC buses.