Hyderabad : In the wee hours of 17th December, an over speeding bike crashed into the divider on Durgam Cheruvu bridge resulting in the death of a young student. This is the second fatal accident reported on the recently inaugurated bridge in Hyderabad.

According to the Cyberabad police, three students allegedly in a drunken state were returning from a birthday party on Thursday morning.The trio namely Shiva, Prashanth and Vijay, were heading toward ITC Kohinoor ( inorbit mall ) slope when they crashed into the bridge divider. Out of the three, the rider reportedly sustained serious injuries and was declared dead in the hospital.

A Cyberabad Traffic Police said, " The trio had celebrated the birthday of Prashanth at a friend's room on Thursday. On their return, the students took the Durgam Cheruvu Bridge, at around 3.30 AM the crash occurred when the rider Shiva hit against a divide near inorbit mall slope, behind the board. While Prashanth and Vijay escaped with injuries, Shiva succumbed at the hospital'.

A case under section 304-II, 109 of Indian Penal Code, 184, 185, 188 of Motor Vehicle Act has been booked against Prashanth (22) and Vijay (22). "It was also found that the rider had no driving license. The case has been booked against the other two for allowing him to ride without license' the cop added.

The first fatal accident was reported when A 24-year-old youth was killed when he rammed his motorcycle into an intersection on the busy Durgam Cheruvu flyover on October 18.

Identified as Krishna Yadav, 24, he was travelling on the flyover starting at Road No. 45 when he met with an accident. "Because of over speeding, he hit the intersection on the bridge. He died on the spot," said P Ravindra Prasad, SHO, Madhapur.

Rules and Regulations before you get the bridge

1. The Bridge will be closed for the vehicular movement from 10 PM of every Friday up to 6 AM of the next Monday.

2. On all the other days, the bridge will be closed from 11 PM to 6 AM for both vehicular traffic and pedestrians. The following activities are prohibited on the bridge a) Walking on the main carriageway when vehicular movement is not allowed. b) Crossing the road on the bridge. c) Standing/sitting on the road or side railings. d) Stopping or parking of vehicles on the bridge. e) Any kind of gatherings for birthday and other such reasons. f) Consumption of Alcohol.

3. The roads leading to DCB from Madhapur and Road No. 45 would be closed for vehicular traffic on weekends. (Traffic will be diverted accordingly).

4. Limited Parking arrangements are being made by the Traffic Police on both sides of the bridge. Following are the proposed parking places: a) Roads in Hyderabad knowledge City i.e., behind ITC Kohinoor. b) On-road No. 45 under the cable bridge. c) Under the bridge at Mastannagar. d) on the left side of the flyover from road No. 45, by giving a temporary median opening for retreating of the vehicles.

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