Kolkata: Kite concerns on VIP Road as one injured by manja – Times of India

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KOLKATA: After Maa and AJC Bose Road flyovers, from where several accidents — often fatal — involving kite string have been reported, VIP Road flyover has turned into a trouble spot for the same reason. On Wednesday, Dibeynedu Das (34) sustained a cut in his neck from a kite string on the flyover and had to get 10 stitches.
Das, an employee of a private firm based in Kolkata, takes this flyover to commute to and from his Khardah home. On Wednesday, he was on his way home on his bike around 5.45pm when he felt a slash in his neck and almost fell. He disentangled himself and rode 2km to Charnock Hospital.
“He was profusely bleeding, but the cut was superficial. The injury could have been grievous if he had been helmetless,” said Charnock Hospital emergency medicine head Nishant Aggarwal.
Bidhannagar City Police has started visiting marketplaces in and around Baguiati, Lake Town, Kestopur and the airport to ensure no Chinese manja is being sold. “For the last three days, we have been constantly monitoring the markets,” said an officer.
Cops had also taken up taken up outreach activities and visited high-rises around the flyovers, asking people to avoid flying kites in the area.
Sukanta Pal, a medical representative who regularly uses the flyover, felt there was need for better vigilance.

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