Call taxi catches fire on T.T.K. Road
A cab attached to a call taxi aggregator caught fire on T.T.K. Road on Saturday night and the driver and passenger had a narrow escape.
On Saturday night, costume designer Pallavi Singh booked a cab from T. Nagar to reach her house. Around 9 p.m., the car was on T.T.K Road flyover when she smelled something burning.
“Initially, she thought it was from outside. However, she spotted smoke inside the vehicle and alerted the driver. He told her there was nothing to worry. Subsequently, other motorists alerted the driver about the smoke coming from the vehicle,” said Subhadra Marimuthu, an advocate for Pallavi Singh.
The car stopped on the flyover and the two stepped out. “In a matter of seconds, the car went up in flames and my client was shocked. Her wallets and other valuables in it were gutted,” Ms. Subhadra said.
The Fire and Rescue service personnel were alerted and they reached the spot within minutes.