2 govindas fracture limbs in bike mishap on WEH

Aug 19, 2014, 08:32 IST | A Correspondent

They sustained serious injuries after the bike on which they were riding triple seat skid on Dahisar bridge

Two of three govindas sustained grievous injuries after the motorcycle on which they were riding in threes skid on the Western Express Highway in Dahisar last morning. The injured were admitted to Shatabdi Hospital in Kandivli (West).

Akshay Paradkar
Retired hurt: A govinda waits for doctors to attend to Akshay Paradkar

The injured were identified as Akshay Paradkar (21) and Jitendra Jagtap (28), both members of Siddhivinayak Dahikala Pathak in Kandivli (West). Both fractured their legs in the mishap. They were discharged after being treated for their injuries.

team members wheel Jitendra Jagtap into Shatabdi Hospital
team members wheel Jitendra Jagtap into Shatabdi Hospital

A spokesperson from the group said, “Our team reached Dahisar from Kandivli (East) on bikes. But Paradkar, Jagtap and Shekhar were missing since 11 am. A motorist, who was passing by, told us that some boys had met with an accident on the Dahisar bridge, and that they were wearing our pathak’s t-shirt. We rushed to the spot and took them to Shatabdi Hospital.”

Norms flouted
Officials from the police commissionerate said orders were issued on the occasion of Dahi Handi that govindas were to ride wearing helmets, not travel triple-seat and follow traffic norms. But, only a handful of govindas followed these rules.

Joint Police Commissioner B K Upadhyay said, “We had arranged for nakabandi at 50 locations, and booked many govindas for breaking traffic rules. The most common offences included bikers riding triple seat, riding without helmets, driving in the wrong lanes and breaking signals.”

Traffic violations by govindas

>> Drunken driving: 84
>> Driving without helmet: 2,044
>> Driving triple seat: 352
>> Riding on top of the truck’s cabin: 78
>> Total cases of traffic violations: 2,554

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