Mangaluru: Humps have been laid in the Kulshekar stretch of the highway recently. It is a welcome step. But, unfortunately, they were not marked with stripes as a mandatory requirement.
The newly-installed humps without marks posed hazards to motorists. Several two-wheelers had rolled over and been damaged during recent days. When repeated requests to the authorities failed to evoke any response, some enthusiastic residents got their act together yet again on April 3 and marked the humps to warn the motorists and avoid accidents.
Speaking to mangalorean.com, social activist Jeevan Vas said that over the past ten days, a number of mishaps had taken place because the motorists came across unmarked humps at unexpected spots in Kulshekar.
Jeevan further said that on March 26 members of Navajyoti Yuva Sangha, Mangala Nagar, Kudupu took the initiative and marked the humps. For some days, the markings were visible. But because of factors like wear and rain, the markings remained no longer visible. On April 3 alone, many two-wheeler-riders, failing to notice the humps in the area, lost control of their vehicles and got injured.
He added that the authorities concerned had been informed but there was no response from them. Hence the locals joined hands and once again took up the task of marking the humps. Their good work was appreciated by many residents as well as two-wheeler riders using the road.
Jeevan also said that as responsible citizens they undertook the job of painting the humps. Those who lent their helping hands were Cliffy, Vincent D’Cunha, Denis, Rony, Robert, Keshav, Maxim, Yasin, Aaron, Raja, Henry, Melwyn, Santosh, Maxim, Kiran Mustafa and others, under Jeevan’s leadership. They spent their valuable time and money to mark the humps. It is their earnest wish that the marks would last long, helping in averting accidents.
They have indeed left a mark not only in the humps but only in the hearts of other citizens in the form of appreciation and gratitude.
If the authorities plan and do their job with dedication, half the problems in Mangaluru city will be solved. Hope this citizen initiative will be an eye-opener for the authorities who had left the work half done causing injuries to the road users.
On the other hand, this should also serve an example to a good number of our modern-day youth, who, misguided and misled by political parties with their own disruptive agendas, indulge in destructive and violent act.
Nice Job! How about putting signs on either side about 100 ft from the humps to warn the drivers? That could help as well.
Dear Jeevan & team well done. Good job. God bless you.
An excellent Social Work done by the Team. Congratulations and May God Bless you.
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