An electric bus, which was on its way from Chennai to Bengaluru, caught fire midway on Friday morning after it was hit by another bus. However, no one was injured.

According to sources, the incident took place at Chembarambakkam near Poonamallee on the Chennai-Bengaluru national highway.

The passengers, who were travelling on the electric bus, were deboarded immediately after smoke started emanating from the rear side of the bus, where the battery circuit was placed.

In a short span, flames engulfed the entire bus. Upon receiving information, the fire and rescue services personnel immediately reached the spot and doused the fire.

Due to the incident, traffic was affected for some

time on the arterial road.

The electric bus was manufactured by Greencell Mobility. The firm, in a statement, said that the vehicle caught fire after another bus hit the rear-end of the electric bus.

“We can confirm that an incident involving one of our buses occurred earlier today. This incident occurred due to another bus hitting the rear-end of our bus, resulting in the vehicle catching fire, with no fault on driving parameters. Due to our rigorous safety measures and the prompt response of our well-trained staff, we were able to disembark the passengers in time with no harm to any passenger during this occurrence. Disembarked passengers received prompt assistance in reaching their intended destinations,” Greencell Mobility said.
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