Sunday, July 14, 2024

Congress blames GHMC, BRS govt

Must read

The grand old party demands the registration of cases against GHMC officials for their laxity in repairing roads

PNS | Hyderabad

The Congress party has blamed the negligence of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) and the BRS government for the tragic road accident involving an 8-year-old girl in the Bachupalli area.

Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) spokesperson Syed Nizamuddin, along with Hyderabad DCC president Sameer Waliullah, Lingojiguda Divison’s corporator Darpally Rajasekhar Reddy, former GHMC floor leader Wajid Hussain, TPCC spokesperson Medipally Ravi Chandra and Lingam Yadav, was addressing a media conference.

They alleged that roads in Hyderabad turned into a death trap for many users as the BRS government is not taking any measures to improve their condition after the recent rains.

The accident happened at Bachupalli when a father was taking his daughter, Deekshita, to school on a two-wheeler. They hit a pothole, fell off the bike, and the girl was run over by a bus from behind. Nizamuddin alleged that this was not an isolated incident, He stressed that the death could have been prevented if the authorities addressed the issue of over 3,500 reported potholes in Hyderabad roads. “Despite claims of conducting patchwork, the GHMC’s inaction has put all road users at risk,” he said.

Roads under BRS rule have become death traps, causing the death of nearly 300 people and injuring more than 2,000 in about 2,500 road accidents every year in Hyderabad alone. This places Hyderabad at the alarming 8th position among the top 10 million-plus cities in the number of accidents,” he said.

The Congress leader called for the initiation of a case of Death Due to negligence under Section 304A against the bus driver, GHMC, and the BRS government, arguing that those responsible for the upkeep of the roads should also be held accountable.

“The common people are not interested in fancy terms like the Road Accident Analysis Group or Accident Data Management System,” said Nizamuddin. “They simply want safe roads where they can drive comfortably. There should be accountability, and any official directly or indirectly responsible for the accident should face punishment.”

In light of this, the Congress leader demanded that a case of death due to negligence be booked against the GHMC and other officials responsible for not repairing the pothole and road.

“We deeply mourn the death of Deekshita. We feel sorry for not being able to save her life. But we should all try our level best to save our future Deekshitas by ensuring road safety,” he said in a heartfelt note.

- Advertisement -spot_img

More articles

- Advertisement -spot_img

Latest article