In an order issued on June 3, the CAQM said the ban on the use of coal would take effect from October 1. (Photo: PTI)
Pulgar: A fire broke out in a truck loaded with coal on the busy Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway here in Maharashtra Thursday morning, officials said. The truck driver jumped in time and escaped unhurt, they said, adding that vehicular traffic on the road was disrupted for a few hours.
A fire brigade official said the car caught fire near Charuti Naka in Manor district of Balghar district around 6.15 am when it was on its way to Ahmedabad in Gujarat from Mumbai.
After being alerted, he said, local firefighters and police rushed to the site, but the truck was completely burnt out by then. An official at the Manor Police Station said the driver of the car jumped to safety.
He said traffic on the busy road was affected for a few hours. He said that the fire was later put out and the car was removed from the site.
A fire brigade official said they suspect a short circuit in the truck caused the fire, but the exact cause is still unknown.
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