In a video which has since gone viral online, two privately-owned passenger buses can be seen racing each other in a reckless manner, endangering the lives of those inside the bus and on the highway.
The incident is said to have happened on the Pollachi-Coimbatore highway, and was uploaded by a person on Facebook. According to reports, the people of Pollachi petitioned the district authorities to take action against the two private transport companies. Immediately after, the licenses of both the drivers were suspended on Saturday.
In a media report, Gayatri Krishnan, a district official at Pollachi said, “Construction work is on in this stretch of the road and we have warned the bus owners that they will lose their permit if rash driving continues. We had seized licences of three drivers earlier for the same offence,” further added that more road transport inspectors will be posted on highways to monitor any violations.
Take a look at the video here: