Hyderabad Biodiversity flyover: Four-member committee looking at enhancing safety measures

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  25 Nov 2019 4:11 PM GMT
Hyderabad Biodiversity flyover: Four-member committee looking at enhancing safety measures

Hyderabad: Two days after the tragic accident at Biodiversity flyover, a team, comprising technical experts and GHMC officials, visited the junction. The members, on November 25, reviewed the design, alignment, and safety measures of the newly inaugurated flyover.

The committee has been asked to come up with further strengthening measures in addition to existing ones. The primary focus is to bring in steps towards speed control of the vehicle.

GHMC has constituted a four-member technical committee as part of the safety management of Biodiversity flyover. The members include Professor S Nagabhushan Rao, Advisor road safety for World Bank project, and Dr RS Reddy, traffic engineer and road safety specialist. Osmania University Professor Srinivasa Kumar; and Pradeep Reddy, traffic, transportation, and road safety expert, are also part of the committee.

The inspection was conducted following instructions issued by Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister KT Rama Rao. The committee is likely to come up with a detail report in a day or two.

Since it was opened to commuters, two major accidents were reported at the flyover. On November 10, a heavily drunk car driver crashed at high speed into two people who were posing for a selfie on the flyover.

Thirteen days later, an over speeding car, reportedly driving at 104 kmph as against the prescribed speed limit of 40 kmph, lost control and plunged. The vehicle fell from the flyover on a group of people standing underneath, killing a woman and injuring four others.

The flyover has been temporarily shut for commuters and Cyberabad Traffic police is working on curbing over speeding vehicles. Six days before the tragic accident occurred, over 550 over speed challans were generated on the Biodiversity Flyover by Cyberabad Traffic Police (CTP) using the latest technology and CCTVs.

“The officials on the ground are monitoring the Biodiversity flyover through CCTVs and have given instructions to citizens through Public Addressing System (PAS). The public was advised to follow self-discipline and traffic rules for safe travel. Disciplined driving and public behaviour play a crucial role in road safety,” said SM Vijay, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Traffic Cyberabad.

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