A skilful MTC driver averted a major accident on the Anna Nagar flyover on Wednesday.
Ravi, attached to the Ayanavaram bus depot, was driving on route ‘47G’ from Villivakkam to Besant Nagar during noon. When the bus was on the Anna Nagar flyover at the junction of Poonamallee High Road and Nelson Manickam Road, he realised that the brake was not functioning, and it was also raining.
Without panicking, Mr. Ravi slowed down the bus by hitting against the retaining wall of the flyover a few times and brought it to a halt, a MTC senior official said. Though the front portion of the bus was damaged, Ravi saved lives and averted a major accident, the official added. He sustained minor injuries.