In a tragic incident, potholes in Hyderabad claimed another life in less than a week, after a 23-year-old fell off a two wheeler on Sunday and was run over by an RTC bus.
According to reports, Sandhya was returning home on a two-wheeler with her husband, who was trying to avoid a pothole, when the bike skid and fell.
She later succumbed to her injuries in a private hospital in the city on Monday.
"When he was trying to avoid one of the potholes, the scooter skid and both of them fell down. Sandhya fell to the right side and Manmadha Rao fell to the left. An RTC bus from Medak depot ran over Sandhya," sub-inspector Jeedimetla, K. Lingya told Deccan Chronicle.
"Had the road been good, they would not have fallen. If the driver was slow at the spot, she would have been safe...find a permanent solution to avoid such incidents, so that others do not suffer like us," Sandhyaâ€™s brother-in-law A. Ganesh told DC.
Last week, An IBM employee died in the Madhapur area of the city while trying to dodge a pothole.
Chanakya Reddy, 24, was run over by a car and succumbed to his injuries.
Following the rising number of accidents in the city due to poor infrastructure, Municipal Administration Minister K T Rama Rao held a review meeting on Tuesday.
The Hindu reported:
He is also learnt to have told the officials that the image of the Telangana Government was taking a beating because of pathetic roads. He instructed the officials to immediately repair all the damaged roads on a war-footing and asked them to engage the services of the staff from other departments also till all the works are completed.
The report adds that the officials mulled constituting an expert committee that would monitor and guide the GHMC on construction and maintenance of the roads.