By Times of India – Gurugram: Hotel staff returning from work killed in hit-and-run GURUGRAM: A 40-year-old woman was mowed down by a car on NH8 near Ambience Mall on Saturday evening, police said on Sunday. The driver of the vehicle is yet to be identified. The accident took place around 7.30pm when the victim, Hasmukhi, was heading home from Leela hotel, where she was employed as cleaning staff, police said. Her son Pradeep Kumar said that she was walking along the side of the road when the vehicle hit her. The family was informed about the incident by locals. “She sustained multiple injuries on the head. We took her to a private hospital. She was then referred to another hospital where she was declared dead,” Kumar told police. A case has been registered against an unknown person under sections 279 and 304A of the IPC accounting to rash driving or riding in a public way and negligence causing death at the DLF Phase-3 police station. “Probe is under way,” an officer said. In another incident, a 40-year-old man died after being hit by a car in Manesar on Friday. The victim, identified as Budhram, was found lying on the road by one Balwant Singh and his friend, who rushed him to a hospital. He died during treatment. A case has been registered under sections 279 and 304-A of the IPC at the Bilaspur police station. “The matter is under investigation,” said an officer. The GMDA, in a comprehensive mobility plan approved by the Haryana chief minister last month, had highlighted that insufficient pedestrian infrastructure is a major traffic issue in the city. According to the plan, although walking accounts for a large share of movement in the city, there is a lack of footpaths and road crossing facilities, which makes pedestrians all the more vulnerable to road accidents. Even in places that have footpaths, the plan raised questions on the quality. It stated: “The walkability index within the study area is estimated as low as 0.68.” When told about the deficiencies, the GMDA officials had said they would work on the suggestions provided in the mobility plan and aim at addressing traffic issues at the earliest.
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