KTR Saving Accused In Bio-Diversity Car Case: Congress
The Congress alleged that Telangana minister K T Rama Rao was trying to shield the accused person in the biodiversity flyover car accident as he was his relative.
Hyderabad | 26th November 2019
The Congress on Tuesday alleged that Telangana Municipal Administration & Urban Development Minister K T Rama Rao was trying to shield the accused person in the biodiversity flyover car accident as the person, Kalvakuntla Krishna Milan Rao, was his relative.
Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) Minorities Department Chairman Shaik Abdullah Sohail said that Milan Rao, whose negligent and rash driving led to the mishap killing one woman and injuring many others, was a close relative of Koratla MLA and TRS leader K Vidyasagar Rao, and a distant relative of Chief Minister Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao.
He said that it was ridiculous on the part of KTR to constitute a committee to study the safety aspects of the flyover. He asked why the safety measures were not studied before the flyover was opened to general public.
"Since his relative is involved in the accident, KTR is trying to create a report to show that the accident occurred due to lack of safety measures and not due to the negligent and rash driving," he said.
Sohail said that if the flyover was opened for the general public without taking the safety aspects into consideration then criminal cases must be booked against the relevant GHMC officials, engineers, contractors and other related people.
Further, the Congress leader demanded that the State government pay at least Rs. 50 lakh as ex-gratia to the family of Pasala Naga Venkata Satyaveni, the woman who was killed in the mishap.
He also alleged that the State government was not taking care of the persons injured in the accident. He said that 23-year-old K Kubra from Ananthapur, one of the injured persons and an engineer, hailed from a very poor family. She was admitted to a private hospital, and her family members were forced to borrow Rs 30,000 to deposit in the hospital for treatment. They were also unable to arrange another Rs 1 lakh demanded by the hospital authorities.
"It is the duty of the State government to provide 100% free treatment to the injured persons as also pay them compensation," he said.
Sohail warned that Congress workers would lay siege to the GHMC headquarters if the victim's family was not paid increased ex-gratia and free treatment was not provided to the injured persons.
He also said that a formal complaint would be lodged with the police asking them to book a case against the relevant GHMC authorities for ignoring safety measures before inaugurating the flyover.
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