Mumbai: Maharashtra CM Shinde helps driver whose car caught fire on Western Express highway; watch video

A video surfaced on social media platforms in which CM Shinde was seen speaking to the car driver.

PTIUpdated: Tuesday, September 13, 2022, 04:50 PM IST
article-image
Mumbai: Car catches fire on highway, Maha CM Eknath Shinde stops to help; watch video | FPJ

A luxury car caught fire on Mumbai's Western Express Highway in the wee hours of Tuesday, an official said.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, whose convoy was passing by, stopped to help the car occupant.

No one was injured in the incident which took place in Vile Parle area on the highway, which is the major north-south arterial road in Mumbai, a fire official said.

The fire department received a call about the blaze at 12.25 am. Two fire engines were rushed to the spot and the blaze was doused, he said.

A video surfaced on social media platforms in which CM Shinde was seen speaking to the car driver.

During the conversation, the chief minister asked the driver's name, who identified himself as Vikrant Shinde.

The CM asked him not go near the blaze-hit car, saying life was important, and assured help before leaving.

(To receive our E-paper on whatsapp daily, please click here. To receive it on Telegram, please click here. We permit sharing of the paper's PDF on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.)

RECENT STORIES

Thane: 40th anniversary of TMC celebrated with enthusiasm on Saturday

Thane: 40th anniversary of TMC celebrated with enthusiasm on Saturday

Durga Puja: Recreating majestic divinity; fusion of religious, cultural & social events in Bhayandar...

Durga Puja: Recreating majestic divinity; fusion of religious, cultural & social events in Bhayandar...

Mumbai: Family waits for over 6 weeks for death certificate of their son, says 'justice is not...

Mumbai: Family waits for over 6 weeks for death certificate of their son, says 'justice is not...

Prime focus to ease Thane's traffic congestion: New civic chief Abhijit Bangar

Prime focus to ease Thane's traffic congestion: New civic chief Abhijit Bangar

Will allow animal sacrifice on Dussehra at Saptashrungi temple in Nashik: Maharashtra govt to HC

Will allow animal sacrifice on Dussehra at Saptashrungi temple in Nashik: Maharashtra govt to HC