KSRTC bus runs 29 kms without two rear wheels
Cherthala: In a shocking incident, a KSRTC bus ran 29 kms without two rear tyres and loosened bolts on Friday. The bus that conducted service from Cherthala depot to Vytila at 5.45 am had 38 passengers on board. Fortunately, a tragedy didn’t happen.
The driver came to know about the lack of two tyres when the bus reached Nettur. Before finishing the maintenance work, the driver took the bus from the garage. The garage workers became aware of the incident much later after taking the bus from garage. By the time when the driver was contacted from garage, the bus had travelled 29 kms. ( A passenger bus has four rear tyres )
The bus driver of Cherthala depot PS Baiju was suspended in connection with the incident, said PK Ratnakaran, Assistant Transport Officer.