Guwahati: A stationary passenger bus burst into flames at a depot in Assam’s Tinsukia district on Thursday morning.
The incident took place from Assam State Transport Corporation (ASTC) bus depot in Tinsukia.
According to sources, the bus which was scheduled to depart for Tezpur, completely gutted in the fire.
Meanwhile, fire brigade reached the spot soon and brought the situation under control.
However, the cause of the incident is yet to be established. There is no report of any casualty in the incident.
Following the incident, investigation on cause of fire has started, sources said.
Notably, the incident comes amid protests against the transport agency by a number of its former employees who were laid off from their jobs.
On Tuesday, it was announced that the ASTC will lay off as many as 771 illegally recruited employees from their jobs.
Meanwhile, it was alleged that a total of 2,274 employees were recruited without following due procedure during the tenure of Anand Prakash Tiwari and Khagendra Nath Chetia as Managing Director, official said.
On Wednesday, a heated confrontation erupted at its office in Guwahati’s Paltanbazar area. Later, the situation was control by police.