Luxury Bus Catches Fire on Mumbai-Pune Expressway, No Casualties

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Maval, 27th April 2024: On the Yashwantrao Chavan Expressway (Mumbai-Pune Expressway), a private passenger bus was engulfed in flames after a tyre burst suddenly on the Pune route near Adhe village (km 78) in Maval taluka. There were 36 passengers on board. Fortunately, all passengers and the driver evacuated the bus safely, and there were no casualties. The incident occurred around seven o’clock on Saturday morning.


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According to the information received, the tyre burst as the bus was en route to Pune. A short circuit ignited the fire. The blaze was extinguished through the combined efforts of IRB patrolling, the Devdoot system, the Delta Force, and the Vadgaon Maval Traffic Branch. As the incident occurred beneath the bridge connecting the villages over the expressway, smoke billowed from the bridge for some time.