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Old 13th February 2012, 11:47   #10366
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Finally and silently this bridge over VJLR is thrown open for public, but with two structures in middle on both sides for drunk and not so drunk drivers to crash into. marveling road designs

Guess which side will have a accident first? or has it already happened!

The last photo was about a honda city few days back over the flyover, a female could not drive straigh on the open flyover, how is she going to negotiate this blocks down it?
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Lorry driver runs vehicle over bus driver, IBN Live News
Ran into someone similar yesterday(12th Feb,Sunday) on Bannerghata Road around 9 pm IST.An idiot driving a WB - 5X-XXXX Maroon Alto ( forgot to take down this number ) just missed rear ending another driver on the road and swerved to the left to avoid him .Hadnt I braked ,he would have crashed into us .On top of that ,he was swearing at everyone on the road.In the space of another 100 metres he repeated this stunt of this couple of times barely avoiding other cars and bikes.

When this Zen ( not me ) pulled up besides him and questioned him ,this driver tried to ram his car into the other driver in a Zen ! On top of that he was not allowing this Zen driver to move ahead of him .Dunno how I would have reacted if it was me in the other car . The poor Zen driver tried to catch this guy in the alto by following him ,trying to open his door ...but this Alto driver pulled off a U turn right in front of a speeding bus and just fled .All this not before cutting across traffic and just managing to avoid hitting other vehicles .This was straight out of the movies and we were just stunned !

All I can remember was that this was some young guy wearing spectacles .Wifey asking me to ignore all this as she didnt want me to end up with more fractured fingers .

We stopped by the other Zen and checked on the driver .He had hurt his hand trying to bang open the door of the Alto .The lady on the other seat in the front was crying .

We moved on after seeing that they were okay !
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Finally and silently this bridge over VJLR is thrown open for public, but with two structures in middle on both sides for drunk and not so drunk drivers to crash into. marveling road designs
But what are those holes on the road there for? What structures are those?

And you sure have got a vantage point there to check the traffic conditions.
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Finally and silently this bridge over VJLR is thrown open for public, but with two structures in middle on both sides for drunk and not so drunk drivers to crash into. marveling road designs
This is a recipe for disaster. Can't the public question such glaring errors in infrastructure? People will have to pay for some idiots fault with their lives. This is just not done.

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No Proper details. A drunk restaurant owner driving at crazy speeds in narrow lane in Shivajinagar late night lost control and rammed into a road side shed injuring one person very seriously. Same old Case. After the Cash flows the Case will be closed.
This SUV was driven by Empire hotel owner. The injuired person has lost his leg but doesn't want to file a case.

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Read about an accident in Pune in yesterday's newspaper where a businessman driver ran over two 5 year old kids somewhere in the Swargate area. The girl died while her cousin was critically injured. Apparently the driver took them kids to the hospital.
Has this been reported here yet?
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Another accident on the NH4 bypass near Balewadi. My family knew one them personally.

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City shuttlers die in accident at Balewadi - The Times of India

Sakaal Times - Two top city shuttlers killed in road mishap
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Finally and silently this bridge over VJLR is thrown open for public, but with two structures in middle on both sides for drunk and not so drunk drivers to crash into. marveling road designs

Guess which side will have a accident first? or has it already happened!
Another incomplete bridge being thrown open to use - this time everyone will only thank the contractor !

A lot of bikers are going into the un complete and open structures for sure, specially at night !

btw - where have you shot these pics from ? From the church near IIT, from the new Radisson hotel ...where?

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From my house window at 33x zoom.
I am already seeing people driving in X pattern there, and almost crashing against each other if not falling into the bunkers.
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Finally and silently this bridge over VJLR is thrown open for public, but with two structures in middle on both sides for drunk and not so drunk drivers to crash into. marveling road designs

Guess which side will have a accident first? or has it already happened!

The last photo was about a honda city few days back over the flyover, a female could not drive straigh on the open flyover, how is she going to negotiate this blocks down it?
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From my house window at 33x zoom.
I am already seeing people driving in X pattern there, and almost crashing against each other if not falling into the bunkers.

The contractor could have just extended the left most arm of the bridge till that opening. There is no probability why a motorist from under the flyover would want to drive to the right most corner. This would avert so many accidents. A simple 1-foot concrete median could do the trick.
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I think something has already happened there , saw a tow truck in wrong direction, could not figure out what was behind it.
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I think something has already happened there , saw a tow truck in wrong direction, could not figure out what was behind it.
The problem has not been solved. The fly over has three lanes which merged into 2 earlier. Also traffic from below the fly over used to merge into these 2 lanes.

After this new design, the traffic coming from below the fly over will have a easy flow but those from the fly over still will have to merge into 2 lanes....epic fail.
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Some pics that I clicked today on the ORR!

The crash involving the tanker. But I guess its was a Oil Tanker. People were pouring mud on the road and it felt sticky. Say about 100m from there new road was laid.

What a deadly accident. The front axle has come off and the engine parts were seen clearly.

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Here is another minor accident. An overtaking gone wrong. Happened live just behind me.

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@Gigy and Normally_Crazy: Boys. Last night i was driving towards thane and believe me i saw this stupid maze opened for traffic. I was confused for a moment as I was driving at good 80 kms after the turn from under the Gandhinagar flyover.

But what was worse last night was a badly mangled auto rickshaw at the start of the maze and a Vento lying on its roof at the other end of the flyover. Heard the other rickshaw guys saying that the Vento was being driven at high speed and they saw the car in the air before it could land. It was a total mess. Unfortunately could not click pics as i thought it would be a gruesome sight. The accident had just happened.
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@Gigy and Normally_Crazy: Boys. Last night i was driving towards thane and believe me i saw this stupid maze opened for traffic. I was confused for a moment as I was driving at good 80 kms after the turn from under the Gandhinagar flyover.

But what was worse last night was a badly mangled auto rickshaw at the start of the maze and a Vento lying on its roof at the other end of the flyover. Heard the other rickshaw guys saying that the Vento was being driven at high speed and they saw the car in the air before it could land. It was a total mess. Unfortunately could not click pics as i thought it would be a gruesome sight. The accident had just happened.
So the counter has started ticking. It must be this crumbled auto which was towed in the earlier picture.
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The crash involving the tanker.
Hey, what was that sad-looking heap of crumpled metal in the third picture?
It is so badly damaged that I can't make out what vehicle it was. Did anyone survive?
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