Dangerous Kaikamba Junction

Posted on Jun 16th, 2012 and filed under Special Report.

BANTWAL : The Kaikamba Junction near BC Road, has in the recent past turned into a dangerous junction particularly after the commencement of the Suratkal-BC road four-laning works. Even the roads leading towards the Polali Rajarajeshwari Temple and the Mangalore Airport take a turn at this junction.

To add to the trouble even a bus shelter which was located here earlier has been removed to facilitate the four laning works. It is a common sight to see people struggling to find their buses and board them at this point. More problems follow when even government buses halt here along with private buses.

It is worth noting that there are several schools in the vicinity and hundreds of students pass through this area. Recently, a student even lost his life while crossing the road here. Minor accidents on the other hand have become very common.

If this is pertaining to the traffic problems, an open well near the curve on the road leading to Polali is also posing a perennial threat in the absence of any warning sign board here.

The locals want the authorities to ensure steps to solve the problems at Kaikamba junction at the earliest.

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