The Chennai Police detained at least 24 students from Pachayappa College for climbing on buses and hanging from its windows in the name of the city’s infamous ‘Bus Day’ celebrations on Monday. In a video gone viral, several students are seen falling off an overcrowded bus.
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Bus Day is an annual tradition in Chennai, during which students barge into public buses and ride on top of them, troubling passengers, drivers and disrupting the flow of traffic.
The Madras High Court imposed a ban on the celebrations in 2011 owing to public nuisance and threat to road users. Despite the ban, however, students continue to indulge in it.