The Bangalore traffic police on Friday arrested two engineers of the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) for the death of two persons in a traffic accident on a flyover on the Outer Ring Road last week.
The BDA engineers who were involved in the construction of the flyover have been charged with negligence for not installing proper signages on the flyover despite it being under construction.
On September 3, a taxi driver crashed his vehicle on the flyover, leading to his death and that of his passenger — a software engineer who was heading towards the airport with his wife.
The airport traffic police who investigated the case arrested the two BDA engineers on Friday.
The DCP of traffic (East division) M N Babu Rajendra Prasad said that the arrested persons were Sripadaraj, an Assistant Executive Engineer and Pradeep, an Assistant Engineer. A third person from the BDA was also arrested and was identifed as the project in-charge Vinobha.
The traffic DCP said that the work on the flyover at Devarabeesanahalli had been in progress for a few years but the project remained incomplete. The BDA, meanwhile, had not put up any sign boards to caution people about hazards while using the road.
“We requested the BDA in May to install signages and warned of criminal action if any thing were to go wrong. They ignored our letter and warnings,” Prasad said.
The police had initially registered a case of negligence against the taxi driver but further investigations revealed that the negligence of BDA officials was also responsibile for the accident.