CHENNAI: Traffic was stalled on Poonamalee High Road for nearly an hour after a two persons on a motorcycle had a tiff with an MTC driver near the former Dasaprakash hotel traffic signal on Sunday evening. The two then attacked the driver.
Around 5.30 pm, the bus (route no. 29A) was moving towards Anna Square when the incident happened. Police sources said the MTC driver Karuppasamy had abused the two-wheeler rider after he came dangerously close to the bus.
The two overtook the bus, blocked it and the continued the argument. Karuppasamy was allegedly attacked by the two after which MTC staff gathered and blocked the road. Karuppasamy was admitted in hospital. The duo fled the scene.
The Kilpauk Deputy Commissioner Parvesh Kumar and senior MTC officials pacified the MTC staff. The traffic towards Central station was hit for nearly an hour. Police are investigating.