Bengaluru: In order to send a strong message to step up measures ensuring road safety and security of pedestrians, the Electronics City traffic police have issued notices to National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) and Bengaluru Elevated Tollway Limited (BETL).
The move has come in the backdrop of significant rise in fatal accidents on Hosur Main Road Singsandra where recently a 35-year-old security guard was killed on the spot after a speeding tempo traveler allegedly mowed him down and ran over him.
The deceased Gauhar Singh, a native of Nepal was working as a security guard on Hosur main road. The accident said to have taken place at around 9.30 pm when he was returning home after visiting his relatives. While he was trying to cross the road, a speeding tempo traveler knocked him down and ran over him.
The accused driver fled the scene leaving the vehicle behind soon after the accident. The spot has been marked as a dark spot and accidents are being reported on daily basis at the place, said the police.
Electronics City police who then rushed to the spot shifted the deceased to a nearby hospital. Officials investigating the case learnt that on Hosur main road stretch, the barricades were not being maintained.
Speaking with Deccan Chronicle, Traffic Inspector Mohammad attached to Electronics City said, “The Hosur main road near the elevated flyover has become the dark spot. Daily fatal accidents are taking place and the fault lies with NHAI and BETL as it is their duty to provide proper infrastructure to the road users there. After conducting a check, we found broken barricades at over 68 places. If, the authorities will close the central median properly, the pedestrians will not have a room to cross the main road.”
He further said that the police have been asking both the authorities for the past one year to take constructive measures to provide better facilities for pedestrians and road users but, to no avail....