On Thursday, a metro bus in Rawalpindi caught fire near Rehmanabad Station. After receiving calls informing them that a fire had started, a crew from Rescue 1122 arrived at the scene.
According to media accounts, the engine of the bus caught fire when it overheated. Before the bus caught fire, the passengers were ejected and rushed to safety. The bus burned to ashes, but no injuries or causalities were recorded during the event.
The entire scenario, including the bus, burst into flames and the thick smoke it was spewing, can be seen in videos taken by several witnesses.
A similar incident was previously reported on Monday when a metro bus caught fire near Jinnah Avenue in Islamabad.
The previous Punjab administration made the decision to replace the outdated Metro buses with a new fleet of buses last year. According to media reports, Lahore received 64 new Metro buses once they were approved and began operating on the route.
A contract was struck by the government, VEDA Transit Solutions, and a number of regional banks to replace the outdated fleet of the 64-bus, 27-kilometer-long Lahore Metro Bus System. According to the report, the Bank of Punjab served as this agreement’s principal advisor and arranger.