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Under-construction flyover claims motorcyclist’s life

The negligence of the construction agency, which did not  put up barricade around an under-construction flyover in Ghaziabad,  was responsible for the death of a 30-year-old motorcyclist on early Monday morning.

The victim identified as Deepak Kumar and was a resident of Rohtash Nagar, Delhi. Deepak was returning home from his in-laws house near NTPC, Dadri, at around 1.30 am on his bike. The accident took place at around 3 am near Meerut crossing, at a semi-constructed flyover which falls under the jurisdiction of Ghaziabad development authority (GDA). The flyover is under construction for past one year and extends to nearly 400 metres. The victim fell from nearly 6 metres, which is the highest point of the flyover.

Falling from such a height, the bike was badly crushed and the rider succumbed to injuries. The police reached the spot and called the ambulance. The victim was brought to MMG hospital where he was declared brought dead. The victim’s family claimed that the the police delayed in providing help to the victim. The incident took place at around 3 am but the police brought him to the hospital only at 7.30 am.

“Deepak came to our house with his family to spend the New Year. We insisted him not to leave the house in the late night. He left home at around 1.30 am and we received a call from police at around 5 am telling that Deepak had an accident. We rushed to the MMG hospital where he was brought dead by the police at around 7.30 am. This is complete negligence on the part of the construction agency,” said Deepak’s family members.

“We will check with the construction agency on the absence of the barricade and also the delay in providing help to the victim” said Rajesh Kumar, SP, Ghaziabad.
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