It was exactly one year ago on this very day when we saw a horrific accident at Udyambag where Darshini Sanjay Chougule (20) a computer science student was hit by lorry at Majagaon Cross, while crossing the road on two-wheeler. After speedy hit, Darshini fell down under the wheels of lorry, in which her face was brutally crushed claiming her life on spot and her friend was injured.
But has anything changed even after one year is the BIG Question.
There was a raasta roko done by students and the DC and the RTO had promised that heavy vehicles will not be permitted in the city during specific hours, but all in vain.
The road is now widened for sure but is still incomplete in some places and has already caved in some places.
Even not a single traffic police deploys to manage the traffic. As the road is being widened to 120ft from existing 60ft, both sides trees on the road have been cut. This has made the traffic even messy. After the accident, people are angered against the negligence of police and other concerned authorities for neglecting the traffic management and not making helmet mandatory.
The police do check for helmets without fail, but have other traffic measures been in place which were promised or have to be done after the widening is over.
Where is the ban on heavy vehicles which was spoken about then or is it that we just forget things so easily that we have to wait for another Darshini to loose her life and then we awaken ourselves again.
Sanjay Chougle, father of Darshini had written about her –
My Daughter lost her laughter.
Never was silent always chatter chatter.
She had a dream in her beautiful eyes.
But could not be fulfilled even when I am alive.
On her face she had a smile.
Which could be seen from a mile.
Never ever had a expression of doubt.
Always confident of everything all about.
For me I wanted to donate her eyes.
Someone could see the world but I could see her eyes.
Never ever in my wildest dreams I dreamt of this fate.
I could do nothing because I reached there too late.
My Daughter will definitely come in my next life I know.
Then I will beg to the Almighty to first let me go.
We lost Darshini very soon and we dont want another family to face a similar occurrence.
We just pray to the Almighty to give soul rests in peace.