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Safety at stake near flyover end points

india Updated: Aug 26, 2006 00:13 IST
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BOTH THE termination (end) points of the Narendra Mohan Flyover joining the Medical College and Sarvodaya Nagar have become highly accident-prone due to negligent driving of vehicles. At least ten persons have sustained injuries during the past six days in different incidents due to reckless driving by car and tempo drivers.

Despite the fact that the traffic police have made arrangements for taking a U-turn at both the ends of the flyover, tempo and car drivers seldom use this facility. If they need to take a right turn from one of the end points of the flyover, they just take a turn towards their right. This creates problem for the vehicles coming from the other side and often they collide with the vehicles on the wrong side.

The flyover is one of the busiest passages between the north and the south city. Since people enjoy driving fast over the flyover safety of commuters like those riding slow speed vehicles is always at stake. In the absence of a traffic constable at either side, the journey through the flyover becomes all the more perilous.

On Thursday evening a young couple on motorcycle was badly injured when it collided with a tempo on its wrong side, coming from the opposite direction.

Similarly a day before, three persons were grievously hurt in two separate incidents but before they could note down the registration number of the tempo it escaped leaving them on the mercy of other commuters. 

In one such case when the injured went to lodge a complaint against an erring car driver with the Swaroop Nagar Police Station, his complaint was not registered. He was told by the police personals there that if they registered such complaints they would be left with no time for investigating serious cases.

They advised the victims to approach the Traffic Police Department for streamlining the traffic on the flyover.

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