From unsafe roads for bikers to most dangerous spots for traffic cops: Top 5 stories from Mumbai
Here are the top stories from Mumbai you shouldn’t missmumbai Updated: Jul 24, 2017 16:51 IST
While Mumbai’s bikers continue to complain of shoddy roads and congestion posing a threat to their lives, the traffic police have taken it upon themselves to make the streets a little safer for their personnel. They have identified the 130 most dangerous spots in the city for traffic police and are coming up with ways to better them.
While a 36-year-old signal maintainer was admitted to a hospital after a coconut hit him on the thigh, an autorickshaw driver recuperating from a bypass jumped from the eight floor of another hospital on Monday.
1. Mumbai biker’s death: Riders share experiences of near misses on shoddy roads, in traffic snarls
Bandra resident Jagruti Viraj Hogale, 34, died on Sunday after she swerved to avoid a pothole and was crushed under a truck. This prompted Mumbai riders to share their own harrowing experiences, saying poorly managed traffic and shoddy streets are all too common.
2. Days after bypass operation, autorickshaw driver jumps to death from 8th floor of Mumbai hospital
A 57-year-old autorickshaw driver killed himself around 10:30 am on Monday, days after he underwent a bypass surgery.
3. Coconut from running train hits railway staff in Mumbai
A 36-year-old signal maintainer with the Central Railway (CR) suffered serious injuries, as a plastic bag containing a coconut and some floral waste hit him on Mumbai’s Vashi bridge on Monday.
4. Maharashtra monsoon session starts today: 5 issues that will dominate the discussions
As the monsoon session of the state legislature takes off today, HT looks at five issues that are likely to dominate the two week long proceedings.
5. Here are 130 spots in Mumbai where traffic police are most likely to be assaulted
In August last year, traffic police head constable Vilas Shinde caught a minor who was riding a bike. The boy’s brother, Ahmed Mohammad Ali Qureshi, 20, reached the spot and assaulted Shinde with a wooden stick. Nine days later, Shinde died at Lilavati Hospital in Bandra (West).