Ban super bikes in Delhi, families shouldn’t suffer: Benelli crash victim’s kin

Family says they did not want to buy  a bike for Himanshu Bansal (in pic). But it was only when he insisted that they gave in. He bought the bike in November 2016 for Rs 7.25 lakh.

Two days after a 24-year-old man was killed after he lost control of his sport bike and crashed into the wall of Lady Irwin College near Mandi House, his family says they want super bikes banned in Delhi.

The deceased, Himanshu Bansal, was riding a super bike Benelli TNT 600i, which has got a 600 cc engine and can go up to 200 kilometres per hour. “The roads in Delhi are not meant for super bikes. They are for foreign countries such as Australia and USA where the population is less,” said his father, Suresh Bansal, who runs a utensils manufacturing business in Jhilmil Colony in east Delhi.

“We don’t want another family to suffer what we are going through” he said. Though the police said Himanshu and his two friends could have been speeding that night, Bansal was sure that Himanshu never drove rashly and that he was only fond of bikes not speeding.

According to the family, they did not want to buy a bike for Himanshu. They offered him to get a car instead. But it was only when he insisted that they gave in. Himanshu bought the bike in November 2016 for Rs 7.25 lakh.

The family also denied reports that he was a part of a ‘super bike group’. “Himanshu had gone to purchase lights from a store in Connaught Place when he met with the accident. He was not associated with any bikers group,” Bansal said while adding that he had asked him to take Innova to CP but he preferred his bike as the car was parked inside.

Himanshu was the second child of his parents. He has an elder brother. Himanshu helped in running the family business.

[Source”indianexpress”]