Students hijack MTC bus, create ruckus, flee at sight of police - TOI Mobile | The Times of India Mobile Site
CHENNAI: A group of Pachaiyyappa's College
students hijacked an MTC bus on Gandhi Irwin Road and created a ruckus
on Thursday afternoon. They chased away the driver and clicked selfies
on the driver's seat. Traffic was disrupted for more than 30 minutes on
the Gandhi Irwin Road bridge junction close to the city police
commissioner's office in Vepery.
The trouble started at
12.45pm when some 150 students took over a bus on route 12G (between
MMDA Colony and Broadway) as soon as it halted near the College.
Within minutes they got into the bus, some opened the ventilator door
on the roof of the bus and climbed atop, damaging the roof. When the
driver attempted to stop the bus, they banged on the bus, scaring many
passengers. When the driver refused to ply the bus and got down, they
decided to take to the wheel. Several passengers got down and walked.
Unable to put up with the student's mayhem, the conductor alerted a
traffic policeman. Sensing trouble, the students fled. Passengers said
policemen should be posted en route colleges to keep such students under