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Kolkata company official, wife killed, son injured in car-truck collision near Jamshedpur

Wrong road planning of NHAI and contract agency blamed for the mishap

Jamshedpur, Dec 5: Two person were killed and one injured in a head-on collision between a car and a truck on NH-49 near Baharagora on Sunday.

The car bearing registration number WB02 AK 8274 going from Kolkata to Jamshedpur on National Highway 49 in front of Matihana Gurdwara of Baharagora block of East Singhbhum district was hit by a truck going from Baharagora to Kolkata in the wrong direction.

The car was dragged to 200 meters. In the accident, the driver of the car cum official of CSRL India Company Limited and his wife died on the spot while son was seriously injured.

The local people immediately informed the Baharagora police about the incident. Baharagora police reached the spot and took out the body from the car after half an hour of effort. The seriously injured was admitted for treatment at Bahragora Community Health Center from where the seriously injured boy has been referred to Tata Main Hospital in Jamshedpur.

Arnav Konar, 38, an officer working in CSRL India Company Limited, Kolkata, with his wife, Jalpaiguri College Professor Bharati Ghosh, 29, and his son, Anjishnu Konar, 4 years, was coming to Jamshedpur driving a car to attend the wedding ceremony of one of his relatives in Jamshedpur in the company car from Kolkata.

A sand laden truck going from Odisha to Kolkata was coming in the wrong direction and collided against the on the National Highway in front of the Gurudwara. During this, the driver and the helper of the truck managed to escape by jumping off the truck.

Police reached the spot immediately and sent  CSRL India Company Limited officer Arnav Konar his wife, Swati Ghosh and his son immediately to the nearby Baharagora Community Health Center for treatment where doctor Prince Pingua referred seriously injured son to Jamshedpur TMH.  On the other hand, Arnav Konar was trapped inside the car in such a way that Arnav Konar was pulled out of the car by straightening it through a crane, which took half an hour.

Due to the negligence and wrong decision of the officials of Dilip Buildcon Company, which constructed National Highway 18 and 49, the truck had to go towards Kolkata in the wrong direction. Significantly, any vehicle which goes from Odisha to Kolkata, they go to the bypass road under the overbridge and get up on the main road from the bypass in front of Bala and Songs in the wrong direction and catch the main road to Kolkata which is completely in the wrong direction. This truck also came from Odisha reached the bypass to the main road by cutting on the main road and was crossing the Matihana overbridge in the wrong direction when it collided with the car in front of Matihana Gurdwara.

Locals blame the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) and Dilip Buildcon Company for the mishap. The incident has been reported to the company officials. Along with this, the people of the company and their family members are also reaching the hospital.

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