Tribunal orders BEST to pay compensation to Disabled passenger

Motor Accidents Claims Tribunal has said that it is the duty of the bus driver to be careful when a disabled person boards the bus from the front.

The tribunal said this while hearing the case of a person with disability who had fallen down while trying to get on a BEST bus in Mumbai.

The tribunal ordered BEST to pay Rs 50,000 compensation to the disabled person named Firoz Khan for the incident that took place in 2009.

The bus driver had started the bus while the disabled person was trying to board the bus from the front gate.

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