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Govt orders probe into fire incident involving Ola electric scooter in Pune

In a letter to CFEES, the ministry has also asked it to share the findings along with the remedial measures for improvement and to prevent such incidents in the future. 

PTI Reported by: PTI New Delhi Published on: March 29, 2022 15:38 IST
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Govt orders probe into fire incident involving Ola electric scooter in Pune. 

Highlights

  • Government has ordered a probe into the incident of an Ola electric scooter catching fire in Pune
  • Earlier, Ola electric said it was investigating the incident
  • A video of the company's electric scooter catching fire was widely circulated on social media

The government has ordered a probe into the incident of an Ola electric scooter catching fire in Pune last week. The Centre for Fire Explosive and Environment Safety (CFEES) has been asked to probe the circumstances that led to the incident and also suggest remedial measures, according to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH).

In a letter to CFEES, the ministry has also asked it to share the findings along with the remedial measures for improvement and to prevent such incidents in the future. On Saturday, Ola Electric said it was investigating the incident of its electric scooter catching fire in Pune and that it would take appropriate action.

A video of the company's electric scooter catching fire was widely circulated on social media with users raising questions over the safety standards of the vehicle. Reacting to the incident, Ola co-founder and CEO Bhavish Aggarwal had said, "safety is the top priority. We're investigating this and will fix it". The Centre for Fire Explosive and Environment Safety (CFEES) comes under the SAM (System Analysis and Modelling) cluster of DRDO labs.

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