This is yet another experience which I faced during my BPO days; I was doing a graveyard shift when this happened to me.
That particular day I woke up with the call from the cab driver. He was asking me to navigate him to my home, he was nearby. I didn't want to make the cab and the cab mates to wait for me as I just woke and it was going to take hell of a lot of time for me to get dressed, so I asked the cab to leave and I decided to go by myself.
I got dressed up and took out my bike as it was summer. I looked at my watch. It was 1:45 a.m. My shift starts at 2:30 a.m., so I had solid 45 minutes to drive 25Km (Hi-Tec city). I started off to office. All the way I was driving I could hear the dogs moaning, which was unusual. It was all the way. Frankly I was bit scared and was cursing myself for waking up late. Though I have a dog, I hate stray dogs because, during nights they chase you when you are on bike. I faced this situation numerous times. I don't know why, but the dogs become furious during nights.
Now I reached this place called RKpuram bridge. This bridge is a flyover the railway tracks. This is said to be haunted flyover because accidents occur almost every 2nd day. There were no lights on this bridge in those days. It's a never maintained bridge. I took the bridge and went for about 50 meters. I could see a women dressed in a glittering sari, with heavy lipstick and makeup. I thought she must be some hooker or a prostitute, but while I was passing through her it was a pungent perfume smell. It smelt as if she got drowned in the perfume bottle. I just ignored her and was on my way. The bridge is about 1.5Km I guess. By the time I was about to finish the bridge, I could the same figure walking on the pavement facing towards me, but this time with a huge smile on her face. I got freaked out and didn't know what to do. I did not stop the bike.
After the flyover, the road leads to military area. This area is pitch dark until you reach tirumalgiri, which is another 3Km away from the bridge. I was shaken and I cannot see a single person on the way. Finally I reached near to tirmalgiri, then kharkhana. There I could see few people as there was Apollo Hospital. I called up my manager and told him that I cannot come to work and took a leave. Then I called up my younger brother and asked him to come along with someone and pick me up. I advised him not to take the RKpuram road.
Next day when I told this to my friends, a few of them made fun of it and few of them who live around this area told me that that bridge is haunted as many accidents and suicides were more often.
I was advised not to take that route when it's late night. But now the bridge is full on with the lamps all over, but the sad part is the accidents still occur. Recently a truck crashed from the top of the bridge and landed on the road beside the track. The driver and the cleaner both were crushed under the truck. Mystery is that truck crashed from the right side of the road. Maybe the driver might have seen something like I did and lost control, and then crashed the railing of the road on the right side.