Traffic hit after Dunlop flyovers height bar crashes

first_imgKolkata: The height bar of Dunlop flyover collapsed early on Saturday morning after it was hit by a vehicle. The incident caused traffic congestion in the area for a few hours.According to Barrackpore police, the situation was brought under control in the afternoon. The “health condition” of the Dunlop flyover was under inspection that is being extensively carried out by various state government agencies. The Bengal government started the “health” check-up of the bridges after a portion of the Majerhat bridge caved in on September 4. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAfter a thorough examination, the RITES had submitted a report saying that condition of bearings situated on the top of the pillars were not in good health and some repair works needed to be done. The report also added that in some places the bearings had been displaced. The busy flyover had been closed for all types of vehicles for the past one-and-half months, following the Majerhat incident. The height bar was constructed to restrict the movement of some vehicles and repair work was also on. It was later opened for smaller vehicles. According to the preliminary investigation, police suspect that a truck might have hit the height bar, eventually leading to its collapse. The truck was coming from Dakshineswar side, police said. There had been traffic congestion in the area since movement was restricted on the flyover. As a result, the vehicles coming from Dakshineswar were affected.last_img read more

Man Arrested After Crashing Drone at US Open

first_img Punishing forehands, 130-mph serves, an occasional on court temper tantrum – these are things you can expect to see at the U.S. Open.A drone crash, however? While not an expected fixture at the tennis tournament, spectators at the second-round women’s match between Monica Niculescu of Romania and Flavia Pennetta of Italy on Thursday night bore witness to one, the New York Daily News reports.The drone crashed in an empty seating area at the back of the stadium. Luckily, no one was injured.The unmanned aircraft’s alleged pilot Daniel Verley, 26, was arrested early Friday morning. Verley wasn’t even in the stadium – instead, he was piloting the device from “a marina on the opposite side of Citi Field,” a source told the outlet.Pennetta – who won the match 6-1, 6-4 – was understandably unsettled by the crash. It was “a little bit scary, I have to say,” she told the Associated Press. “With everything going on in the world…I thought, ‘OK, it’s over.’ That’s how things happen.”This isn’t the first drone-based drama, nor will it be the last. Earlier this summer a California man was fined after gunning down his neighbor’s drone.Related: 6 Ways Martha Stewart Is Staying Relevant Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Enroll Now for Free September 4, 2015 2 min read This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Nowlast_img read more