Hyderabad Roads Claim Another Young Life
- Third person to die in two months
Hyderabad: The bad roads in the capital city have claimed a third life in two months. While two persons died within a week in September in the wake of torrential rains which had broken the city roads into pieces, a young man who was searching for a job was killed on Friday at Kukatpally .
Twenty-five year old Arun Kumar who was sitting on the pillion of his cousin Somasekhar’s bike, Yamaha Frazer, fell off when the latter applied a sudden brake to avoid hitting a Honda Activa in front of him. The Honda driver had to stop suddenly to avoid a pothole. The accident occurred in Moosapet ‘Y’ junction at around 6.30 am. From Miyapet to Moosapet, potholes have become a common phenomenon and the stretches on either side of the accident spot were badly damaged due to heavy rains. The road which was earlier managed by the National Highway Authority of India was handed over to the Hyderabad Metro Rail Corporation due to the ongoing Metro works. The management of roads by the Metro authorities is extremely poor leaving a number of pits uncovered causing fatal accidents. Kukatpally police sub-inspector K Naidu said the bike was coming in high speed and when a sudden brake was applied by Somasekhar, the pillion raider fell off the bike and died on the spot. Arun Kumar hails from Srikakulam district. He did his MTech and was attending some software courses in an institute at Ameerpet. He was staying at Vasanthnagar of KPHB colony.
In the third week of September, a housewife, Sandhya, 23, fell off the two-wheeler her husband was riding when he tried to avoid a pothole on the road. She succumbed to the injuries. Earlier, a software company employee was killed in similar circumstances. KT Rama Rao, minister in charge of municipal administration is touring the US for business promotion on behalf of the government of Telangana State.