Nine challaned after Biodiversity flyover reopens

Hyderabad: On the day the biodiversity flyover was reopened. i.e Saturday, nine commuters, have been e-Challaned for overspeeding and plying of heavy vehicles. Out of the nine, eight heavy vehicles were e-Challaned for unauthorized entry, one-speed challan was generated against an overspeeding bike that was zooming at 58 kmph when the speed limit has been restricted to 40 kmph.

Meanwhile, Cyberabad traffic officials said that violators of line disciple will also be issued e-Challan,soon.

“We will also book line violators. Line, two is dedicated to four-wheelers and line four for two-wheelers. The CCTVs have captured all violators from Saturday, e-challans will be generated soon,” officials told NewsMeter.

According to officials, the refurbished flyover level-2 has additional safety measures. Over speeding and clicking selfies on the flyover will attract a fine of Rs 1,000, they said.

Meanwhile, CCTV-based average speed detection system has been put in place to identify and penalize speeding violators. Also installed are helmet usage detection system and another that can also identify and penalize vehicles that do not follow lane discipline.

There is also a public address system to alert the people stopping, standing, walking on the flyover for selfies or any other possible offences, traffic cops said.

In less than three weeks of its inauguration, the flyover had witnessed two accidents, claiming three lives and leaving close to ten people wounded. The most tragic accident was when a speeding red car driven by Hyderabad -businessman Kalvakuntla Krishna Milan Rao jumped over the flyover and landed on the road below, crushing to death one woman and injuring four others.

Since this incident, authorities had shut the bridge for vehicular movement un till Saturday.

Dheeshma Puzhakkal

Dheeshma Puzhakkal is currently a Reporter with Newsmeter. An alumnus of Hyderabad Central University, she has interned with Greater Kashmir newspaper and NDTV. Dheeshma has also made short films and documentaries. Her documentary ‘Still I Rise’, which is based on sex-trafficking in Hyderabad’s Old City, has earned accolades in several film festivals, such as International Documentary and Short Film Festival, Kerala (IDSFFK). An avid foodie, she loves to travel and listen to stories that others tell. Photography is one of her all-time interests. She has extensively written on satellite-based journalism, health, consumer, and data stories besides covering anti-crime investigative agencies.

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