Nightmarish start to career

Nightmarish start to career

The software engineers, all in their mid-twenties, left Mysore on Wednesday evening by the chartered bus to report for work in Pune. Some of their colleagues with whom the survivors shared moments of joy and excitement during the training session died in the mishap.

“It is an awful start to our careers,” said a techie who did not want to be identified. Techies from hailing different states selected by Infosys underwent training at the company’s Mysore facility for the last six months in two batches. They were posted at Pune and 45 of them bid adieu to Mysore on Wednesday evening, embarking on a journey that was to be short-lived for some.

Carrying dreams of professional success and the milestones they would achieve and sharing joyful and lighter moments, they all had their supper together last night. They were in deep sleep when the bus skidded and overturned. Ankur Madnani (24) a native of Kanpur in UP, was visibly shocked.

“I am living through this nightmare. I was taken to the mortuary where I had to identify the bodies of some of my colleagues who died,” Madnani said, nursing his wounds. His voice choking, Madnani said, “We all left Mysore happy and were making merry on the bus. We were scheduled to report for work on Friday and boarded the bus in the premises of Infosys. Trained in two batches I was on personal terms with the colleagues who died and who were badly injured”.

Narayansingh Bhati, who hails from Jodhpur in Rajasthan, also suffered injuries. He was so shocked he could not even speak coherently. But he did manage to say that it was a merry bunch of young men and women who looked forward to join work. “I think work and life in Pune will not quite be the same again. We will miss those are no longer with us,” Bhati said.
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