A clash broke out after a government bus conductor got into an argument with Coimbatore corporation officials who imposed a fine of Rs 1,000 for carrying excessive passengers on Wednesday.
The second wave of the corona epidemic in Coimbatore is spreading very fast. Every day, a thousand people are affected by the spread of corona. Meanwhile, the Tamil Nadu government has banned buses from carrying more passengers to control the spread of corona.
Corporation officials are conducting vehicle checks in government and private buses to ensure that the drivers, conductors and passengers wear a mask and only a limited number of passengers are being allowed. In this context, Coimbatore Corporation officials conducted a search near Ukkadam this morning.
Then they stopped the government bus from Gandhipuram to Chattakal Puthur and carried out a check. It was revealed that there were more passengers on the bus. Following this, the officials imposed a fine of Rs.1000 on the bus. The conductor argued that the fine could not be paid. Thus there was a stir. The bus then departed, after officials negotiated a settlement and said the conductor would pay the fine later.