A Maharashtra Transport bus coming from Amravati to Nagpur caught fire, about 25 kms after leaving Amravati. The driver noticed smoke emanating from the engine and stopped the bus on the road side. Before the fire could engulf the bus, he and the conductor asked the passengers to leave the bus and move away from it.
The semi-luxury bus from Nagpur’s Ganeshpeth Depot (No MH 14 BT 4417) had 35 passengers on board. Nobody was hurt in the accident, due to the alert driver and the conductor. The bus was coming from Akola to Nagpur.
The driver noticed a fire in the bus engine, at Pimpalgaon, about 25 kms from Amravati. The driver Tushar Ashok Amzare immediately stopped the bus. He immediately informed the conductor Nilesh Wasudev Waretwar to alight the passengers. Suspecting that the engine and the diesel tank could catch fire the two directed the passengers to move away from the bus. Fortunately the engine did not explode. But the entire bus caught fire.
On getting information firefighters from Amravati rushed to the spot and defused the fire.
The alert driver and conductor saved the lives of the passengers. They were transported to Nagpur by another bus