Jamshedpur, July 16: Five people, including a young girl, were injured in a road accident at Marine Drive on Monday morning. Three of the injured were rushed to TMH while two have been admitted at MGM Medical College and Hospital.
The mishap took place when a car coming from Adityapur crossed over the divider while trying to save a stray dog in the same time three youths on scooty were going to Sonari from Mango.
The car turned upside down on these youths. Those injured were identified as Akash Singh, Surya and Vikrant. The car belonged to a bank employee, whose son was driving the car.
An eye witness said that the ambitious project of marine drive along the Kharkai and Subarnarekha rivers through Kadma and Sonari that was inaugurated recently was envisioned to ease movement of heavy vehicles in the steel city, but hurdle-free ride through this road has given rise to series of fatal road mishap.
Several mishaps have been reported. Lack of deployment of police personnel is also one of the reasons for reckless driving. Moreover there is not a single speed-breaker despite the fact that over a dozen slums exist along the marine drive.
Notably, the 10-kilometres-long marine drive is being set up to keep the steel city free from the movement of heavy vehicles from inside the city. The Rs 120 crores worth project which comes under the Tata Steel’s Wester Corridor Project was started in June 2012 and was scheduled to be end by June 2014. But due to the encroachment hurdle along Kadma side, the work was suspended at the side where there was encroachment.