30 BMTC Volvo buses filled with diesel mixed with water

30 BMTC Volvo buses filled with diesel mixed with water
As many as 30 Volvo buses of BMTC were damaged due to filling of diesel mixed with water on Friday night. On account of heavy rains, water entered into the diesel tank of a Bharat Petroleum (BPCL) bunk near BMTC bus depot, Kathriguppe. The buses had gone to fill diesel after completeing their routine runs.

According to official sources, every night, the BMTC buses fill diesel and undergo maintenance to be ready for operating the next day. The heavy downpour on Friday caused water to seep into the diesel tanks of the bunk from which the fuel was filled for the buses.

The buses are currently being inspected by the BMTC maintenance team to know if any damage has been caused to the vehicles and, efforts will be made to bring them to running condition. The cost of damage is yet to be estimated, the sources said.

‘No damage’

V Ponnuraj, managing director of BMTC said that there is no damage to the buses. “While filling the fuel on Saturday morning, for some buses, we noticed that the fuel being injected had water content and stopped the operation of those buses. The damage can happen only when the buses are started. As we stalled the operation, the damage to the buses was prevented,” he said. Ponnaraju added: “the news of damage to the buses is a rumour and the buses will be back in operation after the fuel is emptied and the fuel tank is completely dried.”
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