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Lucky escape for passengers as wheel comes off running bus

The front wheel of a running bus came loose and took off in its own direction in Bangalore recently.   Twenty five passengers of the bus, which was heading from Peenya to Kempegowda Bus Stand, had a lucky escape as the driver managed to slam brakes and stop the bus immediately.   The bus is owned and managed by the government-owned public transport agency, Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC).

Staff correspondent, NewsCrunch

The front wheel of a running bus came loose and took off in its own direction in Bangalore recently. 

Twenty five passengers of the bus, which was heading from Peenya to Kempegowda Bus Stand, had a lucky escape as the driver managed to slam brakes and stop the bus immediately. 

The bus is owned and managed by the government-owned public transport agency, Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC). 

CCTV cameras of a factory in the vicinity shows the front-right tyre getting detached and rolling into its campus as shocked onlookers watch.

Though the incident occurred at 9.16 am on August 26 it has come to light now. 

None of the bus passengers and staff were injured in the mishap. As it was a Saturday morning, there was not much traffic on the road as well. 

BMTC Chief mechanical engineer Ganganna Gowda B C told Deccan Herald that the bearing box of the right front wheel had been worn out and blamed the mishap on negligence in regular maintenance work. 

“It is a serious issue as it could have been disastrous had the road been crowded,” he said.

 

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