Call taxi catches fire on T.T.K. Road

The Hindu - - CHENNAI - Spe­cial Cor­re­spon­dent

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.

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