Jamshedpur : A youth was killed and other four persons were badly as a vehicle they were travelling overturned last midnight on Dina Road under Olidih Police Station.
A resident of Kalindih Basti under Olidih, the victim was identified as Kishan Dhiver. The victim along with others were returning from a marriage ceremony held at Adityapur when the mishap took place.
An official of Olidih police station said that the mishap victim was rushed to TMH where he succumbed to injuries. “We have recovered the body and sent it to the MGM Medical College mortuary for post-mortem, having registered a case of negligence driving,� he said. The other four injured are struggling at hospital.
Dimna Road at Mango is turning accident-prone zone. On an average two fatal mishaps take place every month on the Dimna Road alone, and more than 14 persons sustain injuries. As the Dimna Road is the only link for the heavy vehicles to the NH No 33, the Dimna Road is getting increasingly accident-prone. The people living around and those commute through the locality have to remain in fear of road mishap.
According to information encroachments on the footpath adjacent to Dimna Road are causing inconvenience for the citizens and are causing accidents, while the traffic police are playing the role of a silent spectator.
The road from Mango bridge to Dimna Road has been encroached by stallholders. The shopkeepers have displayed furniture, electronic motor and cycles on the footpath. The residents complained that administration was not taking action against the encroachers. The residents have demanded of the authorities to take action against the encroachers.
Meanwhile traffic police also cite rising and absence of median on many stretches among the major reasons for the increase in the number of accidents. For motorists, the inadequate illumination especially at night adds to the challenges posed by congestion on the road as a result of the movement of heavy vehicles. K. Balan, a resident of Mango, said barring some portions areas of Mango lacks street illumination.
�Like me hundreds of two-wheeler riders depend on their vehicle’s headlight, which is not enough. The glare from headlights of the oncoming vehicles compounds the problems,� he said.
Residents of many localities along the road said they often run the risk of accidents at narrow stretches due to the poor illumination. �I vie for space with heavy vehicles and during night hours, I have to ride with extra care. I try to remember the stretches with potholes that I negotiated in the morning as in the evening they are not properly visible,� said Sheeba, a resident of Jawaharnagar.