Two Videos : Selfies to dangerous crossings captured on Durgam Cheruvu bridge

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  2 Oct 2020 4:37 AM GMT
Two Videos : Selfies to dangerous crossings captured on Durgam Cheruvu bridge

Hyderabad: A week after the cable-stayed-bridge was thrown open for vehicular traffic in Hyderabad, Cyberabad traffic cops have recorded dangerous crossings and stunts by reckless people.

The CCTV cameras installed on the bridge captured a few dangerous crossing of visitors, which could have resulted in accidents.

On October 1, a group of young boys was caught on camera crossing dangerously the main carriage way. They scaled the wall to get a closer view of the secret lake. In another video, a woman is seeing standing against the traffic trying to get the best photo click. The cops have warned visitors not to carry out such stunts.

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Speaking to NewsMeter, Deputy Commissioner of Police Cyberabad Traffic Vijay Kumar said visitors are seen dangerously crossing the footpath and jumping the railing for selfies.

“These might result in accidents. Photos are allowed at the footpaths, not on the carriageway. Cops did not want to chase the boys because they might run and injure themselves. These are not stand-alone incidents. The CCTV cameras have captured many dangerous movements of visitors on the bridge. Cops on the grounds have been continuously cautioning them,” he said.

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Cyberabad traffic police have also installed a 24 X 7 centralized public redressal system for commuters and visitors.

Meanwhile, The Civic authorities in coordination with Cyberabad Traffic police have decided to keep the Cable stayed bridge at Durgam Cheruvu closed for vehicular traffic on weekends.

A statement from the Cyberabad Police authorities said, ' The vehicular movement will be closed on the Durgam Cheruvu cable on weekends, beginning from Friday night 10 pm to Monday Morning 6 am. Only visitors will be allowed.

As the traffic flow from two sides, that is ITC Kohinoor side and Road No 45 side is more, multiple parking areas are being identified on both sides by Cyberabad and Hyderabad traffic in coordination with GHMC and TSIIC, the statement said. The officials met on Wednesday to discuss various traffic arrangements.

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