Gurgaon: No lights but in underpass close to Medanta hospital


Gurgaon Two days after a person driving pillion on a motorbike died after the two-wheeler collided with a automobile at an underpass close to Medanta-the Medicity hospital, lack of correct lighting contained in the underpass has evoked contemporary concern from commuters.

The Nationwide Highways Authority of India (NHAI) mentioned that it’ll take at the very least per week for the Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN), a state-run energy utility, to offer electrical energy connection to the underpass.

“Earlier this month, the NHAI has wrote to the DHBVN in search of electrical energy connection to the underpass. Work is predicted to begin subsequent week and, within the interim, two units of diesel mills are getting used to energy the lights on a short lived foundation,” Saurabh Singhal, a site visitors transportation professional and the NHAI’s level individual for the underpasses at Rajiv Chowk, Signature Towers and Iffco Chowk, mentioned.

When requested concerning the absence of 24×7 lighting on the underpass, Singhal added that Gawar Building Ltd, the contractor for the underpass mission, “is accountable just for constructing the underpass, as per the settlement, and never for putting in lights inside it.”

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It was alleged that the automobile driver couldn’t spot the bike because of lack of lights contained in the underpass on Wednesday evening and rammed the two-wheeler, ensuing within the dying of Chander Bahadur Thapa, a 30-year-old from Darjeeling in West Bengal. He was a prepare dinner at a metropolis restaurant. Thapa’s good friend Shiv, a resident of Nepal who was driving the motorbike, was additionally significantly injured within the accident.

For residents taking the one-way underpass frequently, the one method to make sure correct visibility inside is to have the headlights of their automobiles switched on whereas nearing the underpass, whatever the time of day.

“Earlier than coming into the underpass, I guarantee that my automobile’s headlights are switched on. With out the headlights, I’m merely not in a position to make my method and spot automobiles taking the underpass illegally from the other way,” Anand Rungta, a resident of Sector 47, mentioned.

Different commuters echoed the chorus saying that the underpass is rendered pitch darkish after sunset. They mentioned lack of correct lighting makes the underpass unsafe for motorists.

“There’s a portion of the underpass, situated on the level the place commuters have to steer their automobiles in the direction of the proper, which is totally darkish. Usually, within the absence of correct lighting, motorists are unable to identify the flip and find yourself ramming the pavement,” Mayank Gulati, a resident of DLF Part 4, mentioned.

Deputy commissioner Vinay Pratap Singh, in a gathering held with civil engineers on February 22, mentioned {that a} street motion plan must be ready, particularly within the mild of accidents and mishaps reported on the newly opened underpasses.

The underpass close to the Medanta hospital opened to site visitors on August 14, 2017.


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