Last Saturday, the Angamaly-bound KSRTC bus from Changanassery depot commenced its journey at 10 pm as usual.

Driver K V Vinod Kumar and conductor Binu Appukuttan, both belonging to Changanassery depot, were manning the service.

As it reached Muvattupuzha, a family comprising a four-year-old child, boarded the bus. On the way, the kid showed symptoms of an epileptic attack. Rising to the occasion, Vinod Kumar and Binu took her to hospital and she was provided immediate medical attention.

Binu Appukuttan and K V Vinod Kumar

Upon coming to know about their humane act, Transport Minister Thomas Chandy congratulated them after calling them personally.

He also told them that both would be given a reward of Rs 25,000 each from his salary in recognition of their gesture.

Such noble deeds by the staff set a model for the society. Once we offer better service, it can boost the reputation of the public transport system, the minister said.