Hyderabad Mayor Bonthu Rammohan on Monday handed over Rs 5 lakh as ex-gratia, to the family of P Satyaveni, the woman who died in a freak accident at the Biodiversity flyover in Gachibowli.
Satyaveni was crushed to death on November 23, when she was standing below the flyover and a speeding car flew off the newly-inaugurated structure, crashed on the road, hit a tree and landed on her.
Police said that Kalvakuntla Krishna Milan Rao, the CEO of a start-up, was driving the car at a speed of 104 kmph and in a rash manner, resulting in the vehicle falling off the flyover in Gachibowli, which is located on the busy Information Technology (IT) corridor of the city.
Cyberabad Police have booked Milan Rao under section 304(A) of the Indian Penal Code for causing death by negligence. Milan, who was saved by the car's airbags and suffered a fracture to his clavicle, faces a possible two years imprisonment. Police have collected footage from CCTV cameras and issued a challan of Rs 1,000 for overspeeding. This is likely to serve as crucial evidence in court.
Following the accident, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) shut down the flyover and formed a committee to inspect it and suggest safety measures. Police said that the flyover would remain closed till the new safety measures are put in place.
This was the second disaster on the flyover, which was inaugurated earlier this month, connecting the busy IT corridors of Gachibowli and Hitec City.
Earlier on November 9, two youths were killed when a car hit them on the same flyover. The youths, who had stopped to take selfies, fell off the bridge after the car being driven by a man in an inebriated condition hit them.