Case In opposition to Automobile Driver, Bengaluru Civic Company Engineers For Underpass Drowning

After the incident, the underpass has been shut for vehicular motion.


Police have registered a case in opposition to the engineers of the Bengaluru civic company and the automotive driver who took the car into the flooded underpass within the metropolis, resulting in the demise of a 22-year-old IT staffer and endangering the lives of 5 different members of the family of the sufferer, who have been later rescued.

The Halasuru Gate police on Sunday booked a case based mostly on a grievance lodged by Batula Sandeep, who’s the relative of the sufferer B Bhanurekha.

In the meantime, driver Harish on Monday mentioned he was on the best way to Hosur Highway through the Metropolis Municipal Company workplace when his automotive obtained trapped within the flooded underpass on Sunday.

Harish mentioned he noticed an autorickshaw and a automotive crossing the underpass. When he was weighing the potential for crossing it, an autorickshaw driver suggested him to go forward.

“That autorickshaw driver stopped however insisted that I ought to go, so I crossed… In simply two minutes, the complete underpass was crammed with water and the automotive’s engine obtained switched off,” he instructed reporters.

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Sunday visited the St Martha’s Hospital, the place the sufferer and the survivors have been taken. He additionally introduced a compensation of 5 lakh rupees to the household of the sufferer.

After the incident, the underpass has been shut for vehicular motion.

Following the tragedy, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike in the present day began an audit of all of the underpasses within the metropolis.

“We’re endeavor an audit of all of the underpasses in order that such incidents mustn’t happen in future. We’re closing these underpasses, which aren’t match to make use of,” Chief Commissioner Tushar Giri Nath instructed reporters.

Mr Nath mentioned he has given instructions to the Chief Engineer of the civic company to see that water drains out from these underpasses via the stormwater drains.

Based on him, such an train has been undertaken at 18 underpasses within the metropolis.

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