A Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal (PMPML) bus on its way to refuel at Kothrud depot from Balewadi fell into a ditch at a construction site in Chandni Chowk on Sunday morning.
As per details shared by PMPML’s public relations officer, Satish Gate, the bus belongs to a private contractor — Antony. The bus started from Antony’s garage at 4 am and headed to Kothrud for refuelling.
Due to ongoing construction of a bridge at Chandni Chowk, the bus driver Ganesh Kale got confused as there was no barricade, leading to the accident. However, the driver did not sustain any injuries.
“Since there was no barricade at the construction site, the driver got confused and lost control over the brake. The driver did not provide us with information, but after seeing the videos of the accident, we inquired and confirmed the details,” he said.
Fortunately, there were no passengers or casualties, he said, adding that the accident department will further look into the matter.