The mishap triggered protests by local people who blocked the busy SP Mukherjee Road-Desopran Sashmal Road near Charu Market police station.
Kolkata: Two persons, including a child, were injured when a bus knocked them down in Tollygunje area in Kolkata on Friday, the police said.
An elderly woman and a boy were crossing the road when they were knocked down by a private bus of Route no 40B at around 10 am, they said.
The two were taken to the nearby M R Bangur hospital while the bus was intercepted a little distance away and the driver arrested.
The mishap triggered protests by local people who blocked the busy S P Mukherjee Road-Desopran Sashmal Road near Charu Market police station for over an hour demanding immediate action to stop rash driving along the stretch.
The blockade, along one flank of the S P Mukherjee road, disrupted movement of vehicular traffic for an hour.
Deputy Commissioner, SSD (South Suburban Division) Rupesh Kumar persuaded the locals to lift the blockade at around 11:30 am.
He later said the demands of the local people for more police posting and installation of traffic signal at the thoroughfare were being considered.