On-Camera, Speeding Car Skids Off Biodiversity Flyover in Hyderabad, In a major road accident in Hyderabad, a car fell down from a flyover on Saturday killing a woman and injuring six others. The car skidded off the Biodiversity flyover and landed on another car. The flyover has a steep turn and the driver reportedly lost control of the vehicle while speeding. He survived due to airbags deployed in the vehicle. The incident took place at 1 pm on the Biodiversity junction. Several lakh vehicles pass through it every day. The passerby alerted the police and shifted the injured to the hospital.
There were three people in the car; the driver is critically injured. The car’s airbags opened on impact helping save the life of the driver, identified as Milan. The car was being driven at a speed of 104 kmph way above the permissible limit of 40 kmph, The Cyberabad police department said in a press release. Watch Speeding Car Skids Off Biodiversity Flyover in Hyderabad.
#WATCH A car after losing control falls from flyover located at Biodiversity Junction, Raidurgam in Hyderabad; one pedestrian has lost her life in the incident, car driver and 2 others receive injuries; Case registered pic.twitter.com/Tjl8yPaC8g
— ANI (@ANI) November 23, 2019
Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation Mayor has announced ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakhs to kin of the woman who died in the accident and medical assistance to the victims who received injuries. The flyover at Biodiversity Junction has been closed for three days.
The flyover is a part of the Telangana government’s Strategic Road Development Programme (SRDP) and it was constructed at a cost of Rs 69.47 crore. Another flyover is also being constructed which will lead commuters to the Tolichowki and Mehdipatnam skipping Biodiversity junction. The flyover has been temporarily closed down after the accident.
The 990-meters long flyover is in the bustling IT area of the city and was inaugurated on November 4 by IT minister KT Rama Rao. Within a week of opening, two people were killed on the flyover when their bikes were hit by a speeding car. Soon after the crash, many on social media started complaining about the design of the flyover. There are reportedly a number of bends and curves on the flyover. KT Rama Rao, too, expressed his concern over the accident on Twitter.
Distressed to hear about today’s accident on Biodiversity flyover. Prima facie it appears to be result of over speeding; have directed GHMC Engineer-in-Chief & @cpcybd to close the flyover & get speed control/safety measures in place & an independent expert committee evaluation
— KTR (@KTRTRS) November 23, 2019
Cyberabad traffic police have advised that there should be no pedestrians on the flyover and they should not stop for selfies or other activity.