BENGALURU: The Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation has put the blame on its driver’s negligence for Monday’s serial accident.
BMTC officials said he did not stick to the correct route and did not take a right turn where he should have, thereby causing the accident.
The driver has, in his statement to the police, said that the accident happened due to brake failure.
He also said that despite repeated requests by him to the engineering department, the mechanics employed with the transport corporation did not repair the brake as the holidays were going on.
BMTC refuted this claim, saying that according to initial complaints being investigated by its control room, the error was on the driver’s part.
“Investigation is in progress and we can only reach a conclusion when the final report is submitted,” BMTC officials added.
BMTC claims this despite the setting up of an exclusive drivers’ training centre at Vaddarahalli in the city to impart training to drivers to adopt the best driving skills.
The number of cases of traffic violations by its buses has increased exponentially since 2011.