Cars in Mohan Bhagwat’s cavalcade hit each other on Yamuna Expressway in Mathura; RSS chief safe

By: | Updated: October 6, 2017 10:42 AM

The cars of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat’s convoy hit each other at Yamuna Expressway on Friday morning.

Mohan Bhagwat, RSS chief, Mohan Bhagwat car accidentBhagwat along with other leaders was one his way from Delhi to Vrindavan. (Image: ANI)

The cars of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat’s convoy hit each other at Yamuna Expressway on Friday morning. According to news agency ANI, Bhagwat’s cavalcade was crossing Mathura’s Surir area at around 8: 45 am and this is when tyre of one of the cars burst which led to the mishap. However, no one is reportedly injured in the collision. Bhagwat along with other leaders was one his way from Delhi to Vrindavan. Reportedly, Bhagwat along with his accomplices were safely shifted to other cars and the troop left for Vrindavan after a small halt. Bhagwat was one his way to Vrindavan to attend an event where he will also be accompanied by yoga guru and businessman Baba Ramdev and Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath.

According to media reports, Bhagwat will address a public gathering in Vrindavan after inaugurating the Mansi Dhyan Kendra, a devotion centre. Apart from the aforementioned names, other Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders might also attend the event.

The Yamuna Expressway has a history of such incidents most of tyre bursts leading to death of several commuters. Many people have blamed the authorities over the cemented road which causes friction with the tyres and make them heat up. Earlier this year, the highway was crowned with the name of ‘Death Highway’ following report of as many as 548 deaths within 5 years. Constructed at a whopping cost of Rs 13,000 crores, the 165-km-long Yamuna Expressway has always been on the radar due to its flawed design and durability of its concrete roads to Indian environmental conditions. In total, there have been 4,054 accidents since the Expressway opened in August 2012.

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