MCC Negligence Claims Life of a Bike Rider near Kadri Junction?
Mangaluru: In a tragic accident a 48-year-old man riding his motorbike lost his life due to the carelessness and negligence of Mangaluru City Corporation (MCC), on Tuesday morning, 10 October 2017. The deceased person is Shenappa KN (name changed)- he was riding his Pulsar Bike near the Kadri Junction- and while doing so he skidded due to the dilapidated/loose interlocks near the Circle. Shenappa who was knocked off his bike was run over by a private bus which was making a turn near the Junction. Shenappa died on the spot- his last rites were performed by Social activist Gerald Towers, who was joined by members of MCC Civic Group, auto-rickshaw drivers, and other citizens. What an unfortunate death that this man had to face due to the negligence of MCC??
Oh well-Even though this story is NOT TRUE- but in REALITY such accident could take place any time when you look at the pathetic condition of the road near the Kadri Junction. It is learnt that during the past few days many two-wheelers have lost balance due to this bad spot, and have been injured. In spite of many two-wheelers facing the brunt of pothole-ridden roads in the City, this pathetic road with loose/scattered interlock bricks have been creating a safety hazard for the motorists, especially two-wheeler riders. In spite of complaints made to the MCC by the MCC Civic Group and local residents, MCC has still not taken any action in rectifying this issue.
In order to highlight this civic problem, activist Gerald Towers along with a bunch of his supporters staged a protest in a unique way, by laying a dead person at the spot, and performing his last rites. Many passing by commuters thought it was a real dead body, and gathered in large numbers at the spot- but got fooled by Tower’s crazy act. It should be noted that on 23 June 2017, MCC had dug this place to rectify a drainage reverse flowing problem (Read: Carelessness of People Leads to Blockage in Drainage Pipe at Kadri)- but after the work was done, the area was left unfinished- and now it is a mess where the motorists have to bear the brunt.
Speaking to Team Mangalorean Gerald Towers said, ” Every time MCC undertakes a drainage or any digging of road work, once their work is completed the area is left unfinished, which later creates inconveniences to the public and motorists. During the past few weeks, many two-wheeler riders have lost balance near this junction due to the pathetic condition of the road. Even though we had complained about this issue, no action has been taken by MCC. What are they waiting for? Someone to die at this spot! So in order to bring this issue to their concern, we staged this protest in a unique way so that MCC should know that death is possible at this site if this road is not fixed immediately.