Open drains and uncovered manholes have always been a death trap in India and despite many unfortunate cases, the government has failed in taking corrective measures. Today, Telangana has witnessed one more spine-chilling incident from Peerzadiguda, Hyderabad. The viral video, which was a CCTV footage, shows a woman, holding a baby walking on the streets of Peerzadigura area in the city.
Due to heavy rains today, the road is merely filled with rainwater and has low visibility of the surface. The lady, who is said to be a grandmother of a ten days old baby got down from the car and started walking while holding the newborn through the rainwater filled roads. All of a sudden, she fell into the manhole and soon cried for help. The video shows the woman holding the baby up in the air in order to protect the newborn.
Soon after locals and her family members came and pulled them out. It's happy to learn that the woman and baby are now safe and sound, but definitely questions the conditions of roads. Failing to provide warning signs has always been an issue that never resolved. Moreover, people remove the lid of manhole during rains in order to recede the rainwater. In spite of reiterating, the negligence prevails, causing fatal accidents. This incident today has sparked a furore and raised questions on GHMC's efficiency.
Hyderabad : women fell into pit/open drainage at Prizadiguda today after rainsâ€” Srikanth (@srikanthbjp_) March 19, 2020
This is the condition of Telangana!!
GHMC enough ...why need Corona