Jamshedpur : Two persons were killed in a road mishap on NH-33 in Chandil in the adjoining Seraikela-Kharsawan district on Tuesday morning. Those killed on the NH-33 were identified as Sukheswar Sardar and Jogeshwar Mahli both residents of Bhadodih village in Chandil.
Sukheswar and Jogeshwar, were close relatives and were returning from Jamshedpur on a bike and as they were negotiating a curve near Jhaburi village on Jamshedpur-Chandil stretch of the NH-33, a speeding truck hit them.
The critically injured were rushed to MGM Medical College and Hospital emergency, where they succumbed to injuries.
The police have recovered the bodies and sent them to the MGM Medical college mortuary for post-mortem. Assistant sub-inspector of police, Sakchi, Sambhu Majhi said this to be a case of mishap.
Mishaps at the stretch between Pardih and Chandil on national highway No 33 has become a regular affair, especially after this stretch of the NH-33 was repaired and getting a fresh coat of bitumin and road materials.
During the past five months 13 mishaps have taken place in which 16 persons have died on the NH-33 between Pardih to Chandil — a stretch of 20 kilometres. Earlier the traffic was slow as the surface of the NH-33 was dotted with potholes, but ever since it was repaired, the vehicle owners tend to drive at breakneck speed.
Meanwhile it is more than five years when proposals for the opening of trauma centres alongside National Highways 33 were sanctioned. But due to lack of vision and red-tapism the health department has not been able to come up with any trauma centre in a functioning State.
In 2004 the Rotary Club had also announced to set up trauma care centres on the Tata-Ranchi stretch of NH 33. The objective was to put a check on the number of cases of victims succumbing to injuries in highway mishaps.
�Highway trauma centres have worked well in Kerala. There has been a substantial reduction in the number of deaths even in major road accidents due to timely medical attention. We thought of carrying the project on NH 33 but some how things did not materialize.
We did not receive the land nor any support from the government,� said an official of the Rotary Club. He went on to add that the trauma care centres was planned to have everything required to provide immediate attention and safe transportation for accident victims during within one hour of the accident.