- Rumbling the traffic… and the students
Rumbling the traffic… and the students
The rumblers laid across the national highway in front of carmel college is posing a danger to students and staff
The thermoplastic rumblers that have been laid across the National Highway in front of Carmel College, Nuvem is posing a danger to students and the staff of the college. The strips have been laid for only one of the two lanes. Vehicles, including buses, government vehicles and ambulances, which are proceeding from Verna to Margao veer on to the opposite lane to avoid going over the rumblers.
Some of the college students said that the road has become a mess ever since these incomplete rumblers were installed. “In January, a vehicle which was trying to avoid the rumblets switched onto the opposite lane and hit a college student who was riding her bike. The vehicle went over her leg and she was seriously injured,” said a student. She said that in spite of the accident, nothing has changed.
Carmel College Principal Sr Aradhana said that she had written to the Deputy Collector 15 days back about the incomplete rumblers, but till now there was no response. “They have put these rumblers on one side and made the road very dangerous. People have been complaining to me and asking whether we are waiting for an accident to happen,” she said in anguish.
“It gets very difficult to cross every morning when the college and higher secondary school open. There is no control on the traffic at all,” she added.
Nuvem MLA Wilfred D’Sa also expressed a similar concern. He informed that he too wrote a letter to the authorities a few days ago, highlighting the danger but they are yet to take any action. Bothe the Salcete Deputy Collector and the PWD Executive Engineer at Fatorda were not available to get their response.