Ok, we agree Indians are born with creative streaks, but this desperate act of innovation is certainly one not to be proud of. A 22-year-old school bus driver has been arrested for risking the lives of the innocent after he was seen operating a bus using a bamboo stick as a gear lever. The matter even got worse, when his vehicle carrying school students hit a car in Mumbai, a police official said on Thursday.
Although no injury or casualty was reported in the mishap, the driver, Raj Kumar, has been arrested for endangering the lives of the innocent. According to reports, the school bus driving was driving to Poddar International School located in Khar suburb on Wednesday when the vehicle hit the high-end car of a businessman, the official said.
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The infuriated businessman confronted the driver for causing damage to his car and two policemen were called when Kumar blamed the steering wheel of his bus for the mishap. The risky innovation was discovered upon entering the bus by the businessman and the policemen.
Officials say that Kumar, who was arrested for negligent driving had told the police that the bus gear knob had broken some days back and since then he was using the bamboo stick as gear lever.
"All the students inside the bus were safe," he said. The driver was later produced in a local court which granted him bail, he said, adding that a probe was underway into the incident.