NHAI starts repair work at Rishabh Pant accident site | Latest News India

The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) began filling a hole late Saturday night where star cricketer Rishab Pant’s car was involved in a serious accident two days ago in the Haridwar district of Uttarakhand, but traffic on the highway has been curtailed. It was left unfinished due to traffic jams. a person familiar with the matter said on Sunday.

But a senior NHAI official said they had little “patchwork to smooth the roads”.

The late-night development saw the 25-year-old cricketer meet at Max’s Hospital in Dehradun, Shyam Sharma, director of the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA), told reporters that a punt had told him to “try to avoid a pothole”. It happened a few hours after I told him that when he met with an accident on Friday morning.

A group of local residents protested the poor condition of the road when an NHAI team surveyed Highway 58, which connects Delhi and Haridwar, on Saturday afternoon, one of the officials said.

Prime Minister Pushkar Singh Dami, who met Punt at the hospital on Sunday, said:

“His health has improved significantly over the last two days. BCCI officials are in constant contact with the hospital doctors. It will get better in a day or two,” said Dhami. “His mother and family are happy with the treatment. We all wish him a speedy recovery.

But NHAI Project Director (Roorkee) PS Gusain insisted there were no holes along the way, just some patchwork to smooth the road. “What cricketers are dealing with as potholes could be just ripples on the road,” Gusain said.

He added that the canal that runs along the highway has eroded the road and narrowed it near the accident site.

“Narthan and Mangalore sections of the Delhi-Hardwar highway had no potholes and undulations on the road and our team just did patchwork to smooth the road,” Gusain said. told HT. “Near the accident site, the road is narrow due to the entry of a canal that crosses the road. but their officials said it was impossible as the area was privately owned. I sent a letter to the district administration office.”

“We have told the NHAI that they will be able to move the canal after receiving the no-objection certification,” said PS Panwar, Chief Engineer of Haridwar Irrigation Authority.

Arvind Rathi, General Secretary of Bharatiya Kisam Union (BKU-Tikait) said: NHAI took action on a foggy night after a high-profile accident. Do our lives matter? ”

“They stopped repair work after a traffic jam due to narrow roads available for traffic on a busy highway. I was arrested by the police,” Rathi said.

The 25-year-old cricketer who made a miraculous escape suffered injuries to his forehead and right knee, as well as scrapes on his back.

On Sunday, Prime Minister Dami announced that his government would honor the duo of drivers and conductors.

“The driver and conductor duo of Haryana Roadways didn’t care about themselves and saved the life of a cricketer. We decided to honor them at our Republic Day event,” he added. .

Earlier, the Uttarakhand State Police announced that they would reward a duo of drivers and conductors under the Road Transport Ministry’s ‘Good Samaritan’ scheme.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *