Iron rod from Hyderabad Metro Rail construction site falls on car

Hyderabad : In Chaderghat area, on Friday at Hyderabad Metro Rail construction site the car was damaged when the iron rod fell on it. No one was hurt in the incident, but the car was damaged slightly, police said.

According to the Chaderghat police, it was around 12:30 pm that Abdul Aijaz, 45, a businessman from Yakutpura was traveling in his new Tata Bolt car along with his friend from Malakpet to their workplace.

“When they were passing under the Metro Rail construction site at Chaderghat, one of the iron rods fell on the car. It pierced through the bonnet and got stuck in the engine,” police said.

Based on a complaint, the Chaderghat police have booked a case under section 336 (Act endangering life or personal safety of others) of the Indian Penal Code and took up investigation. Officials said based on further investigation, the L&T Hyderabad Metro management or the department concerned would be booked for negligence.

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According to social media sources, Thirteen such mishaps have taken place at metro sites in the last four years. In November 2016, A 40-year-old man was killed near Gandhi Bhavan at Nampally when a crane operating at the metro construction site crushed him.

In another accident, a moving truck plunged into a large pit at the metro construction site near Malakpet killing two workers instantly.

In another accident, A 38yrs old woman was critically injured and went in coma after an iron rod from a Metro Rail construction site fell on her head while she and her husband were driving by Nampally railway station on their bike.