Nagpur Traffic Police has issued a legal notice to Maha Metro in the Ambazari accident case, in which three LAD college girls were brutally killed after being crushed under the wheels of a crane belonging to Maha Metro. The notice comes after traffic police’s preliminary investigation, which blames Maha Metro’s negligence for the unfortunate incident. Bajaj Nagar Police, however, is still conducting the investigation in the case.
As per rules, a co-driver has to be present with the crane driver to help him reverse the vehicle. The TOI quoted a police official saying, “Had there been a co-driver, the accident could have been averted by alerting the minors riding the two-wheeler.” Additionally, there’s a time restriction on Maha Metro to use all types of heavy vehicles at the under-construction east-west corridor. The vehicles are strictly to be used from 9pm to 6:30 am and are not to be used between 9am to 11am and 5pm to 7pm.
When Nation Next contacted Akhilesh Halve, DGM, Corporate Communications, Maha Metro, he said, “We are focussing on a detailed plan to resolves many issues and avoid such incidents in the future. Timing is an important issue and we will surely address the issue though our plan. We have spoken to the agencies involved and they will abide by the rules set by traffic police. Also, we will ensure that there are co-drivers on all our heavy vehicles.”