Biker gets 15 stitches on leg after hitting pothole in Batla House. After rain washed away cold-mix fill the innumerable potholes have surfaced in Okhla once again with commuters finding it extremely difficult to travel on these roads.
Though no major accidents have yet taken place incidents of e-rickshaws and vehicles going turtle due to potholes have started surfacing.
A youth literally cheated death on Monday when the scooty he was travelling on got stuck in a pock-market road on Khalliullah Chowk road. “After losing balance on the road, the scooty dragged on for a few metres and on the way my son’s leg was crushed. The flesh was out with only bone remaining. We rushed him to a hospital where doctors operated upon him for one hour. Doctors told us that chances are high that they would do drafting surgery to fill the hole in the leg. About fifteen stitches were given and my son was in real pain. Doctors have advised him two months bed rest,” Zia Choudhary told OKHLATIMES from a hospital in Khanpur where his son is undergoing treatment.
14-year-old Abdul Ahad studies in IX th class in Dev Samaj.
Residents lamented that such incidents are increasing day-by-day due to pathetic road conditions in the locality with innumerable potholes surfacing all around. Some residents claimed that driving two-vehicles have become highly risky on these stretches fear looming large of what will happen. A few days ago some activists had sat on hunger strike demanding improvement in road infrastructure, yielding no results. To pacify the residents, mix-fill was used to cover the potholes that now have surfaced again because the rain has washed them away, claimed residents, requesting anonymity for fear of being targeted for opening up.
It is understood that things might get worse with more rain predicted in coming days.