KDMC promises compensation for ‘pothole victim’
Thirty-two-year-old Pramod Mayekar, who lost vision in his eye after being hit by a stone that flew off a poorly surfaced road, might receive compensation from the Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC).Updated: Oct 30, 2011 01:12 IST
Thirty-two-year-old Pramod Mayekar, who lost vision in his eye after being hit by a stone that flew off a poorly surfaced road, might receive compensation from the Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC).
Last week, the resident of Desale Pada, Nandivli was on his way to Dombivli station on his motorcycle when a stone dislodged by a vehicle passing over a poorly resurfaced road hit Mayekar in his right eye.
Mayekar, who works at a grocery store, did not think much of the ‘minor injury’. “Two days later, the vision in my eye started blurring,” he said. One of Mayekar’s friends took him to Eye Site Hospital in Dombivli.
The doctor has advised Mayekar to undergo a corrective surgery that will cost him around Rs 40,000.
“The natural lens of his right eye has been dislocated and a corrective surgery is the only option,” Dr Vinay Byatgi said.
Ramnath Sonawane, commissioner of KDMC “regretted” the incident. “We did use gravel and sand to fill the potholes and to level the road. The layering has come off during the monsoon. We regret the incident,” he said.
Sonawane also promised compensation for the victim as per legal provisions. “If Mayekar asks for compensation, I will not shy away from my responsibility. KDMC will definitely offer a compensation,” Sonawane said.
First Published: Oct 30, 2011 01:10 IST