Biodiversity flyover mishap: Case against driver for death due to negligence

The Cyberabad Commissionerate has filed a case against Krishna Milan Rao Kalvakuntla for over speeding and killing a woman in the horrific accident that took place at the biodiversity flyover on Saturday. The car, which was allegedly driven at a speed of 104 kmph, lost control and rammed the divider and hurtled down almost 60 feet down onto the road. The vehicle hit three people who were waiting at an auto stand, killing a woman named Satyaveni, who was with her daughter, and injuring two other persons.

According to reports, the Raidurgam police under the Cyberabad Commissionerate have filed a case against Krishna Milan under the charges of causing death due to negligent driving and the traffic cops have also issued a challan for over speeding on the flyover (the permissible speed on the flyover is 40 kmph).

The police are now probing whether the driver had a valid license and if he was in an inebriated condition. Though the initial probe found it wasn’t a case of drunk driving, blood samples of the driver has been collected for further investigation.

Krishna Milan is currently being treated at a private hospital in the city. According to a health bulletin released on Saturday night, he has scalpel laceration (blunt injury on the head), multiple abrasions and right clavicular fracture (bone between shoulder and breastbone). The police is yet to record his statement.

Krishna Milan Rao Kalvakuntla

27-year-old Krishna Milan, a resident of Jubilee Hills, is the director-founder of the Hyderabad based gaming company Empower labs. The company has six directors and is touted to be the first augmented reality gaming company.

Following the accident, the biodiversity flyover has been shut for the next three days. This is the second accident to take place on the flyover within 2 weeks of the flyover’s inauguration. The 990-meter long flyover is a one-way, and begins at the DivyaSree Orion SEZ and ends after the Biodiversity Junction, heading towards IKEA. It is part of the state government's Strategic Road Development Programme (SRDP) and was constructed at a cost of Rs 69.47 crore.