Nagpur: In another case of rash driving by truck drivers in the city, a Ten-Wheeler Truck rammed into a motorcyclist with a pillion rider after breaking the traffic signal at Manewada Square at about 12:45 pm on November 25, 2015.
According to sources, the deceased has been identified as Kunda Parmeshwar Lende aged 30 years and a resident of Durganagari, Umred who was riding pillion on the motorcycle. Her husband Parmeshwar Lende is said to be critically injured and undergoing treatment at a local hospital.
A month earlier, the deceased had undergone a major surgery in Chikley Hospital near Manewada Square. On Wednesday, the couple was going for a post-surgical check-up. While they were taking a turn towards the right, the ten-wheeler truck jumped the signal and rammed into their motorcycle. The pillion rider woman died on the spot, while the husband was critically injured.
The accident sparked angry reaction from nearby residents and passers who resorted to Rasta Roko (Road Jamming). As soon as the cops received information about the accident, a posse of Policemen from the Hudkeshwar Police Station reached the spot and pacified the agitating crowd.
Later the body of the deceased Kunda Lende was dispatched to Government Medical College and Hospital for post mortem after finishing the formalities at the spot. The truck driver was taken under custody.
No-Entry to be strictly adhered till 9 pm on that road: Residents
The entry of trucks plying on the Ring Road towards Bhandara should be banned or restrained between 6 am to 12 noon. However, the residents have demanded that the restraint on the plying of trucks on Ring Road should extend till 9 pm. Moreover, cops presence on every square should be made mandatory.
A few days before, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Union Minister for Surface Transport Nitin Gadkari had inaugurated a cement road in the area. At that time around 40 trucks had entered the No-Entry Zone. The incident panicked the cops resulting in action against 37 truckers. Such action should be undertaken on a regular basis demanded the residents of the area.