Thiruvananthapuram: KSRTC on the limelight again for the wrong reason! Last evening, a girl traveling on the KSRTC Neiyatinkara depot bus, running on the Chembur Vellarada route in Thiruvananthapuram, vomited inside the bus while returning from the hospital. Following this, the bus staff promptly intervened and asked her to clean the vomit. Interestingly, the child’s father is also a KSRTC employee.
During the journey, the girl and her sister were seated just behind the driver on the bus. Unfortunately, one of the children vomited, which led the driver to become visibly upset and scold the girl. When the bus reached Vellarada bus stand, the children attempted to disembark, but the driver insisted that they clean up the vomit before stepping off the bus.
As the situation escalated, the girl’s sister, who accompanied her, took the initiative to bring a bucket from the office of the Superintendent of Vehicles and cleaned the bus by fetching water from a nearby source. The bus staff insisted on keeping the girl onboard until the cleaning was completed. Eventually, both children were permitted to leave the bus only after the vomit was thoroughly cleaned.
Criticism has arisen regarding the staff’s behavior towards the girls, as it is believed that DRL staff were available to handle the cleaning, making their demand for the girls to do it seem unnecessary and unfair.