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Kaup: Worrisome cavity on highway - depression gives rise to accident


Daijiworld Media Network - Kaup (SP)

Kaup, Jul 12: The circular-shaped depression which appeared in the middle of national highway at Muloor near Kaup on the evening of Tuesday has been covered on all sides with barricades to avoid accidents. Still, the depression appears to be gaining in size, and at present, the diameter of this spot where the road appears to have developed a cavity inside, has grown to around ten feet.

A local, Santosh Poojary, mentioned that the place where this phenomenon has been witnessed was occupied by a house and a well before it was developed into road. He apprehended that because of improper highway work, the road would have caved in at the spot, on account of heavy traffic, where the well stood in the past.

Navayuga Company, which had undertaken road development works, had been approached by the police immediately after the road in front of Muloor mosque developed depression. Although the company has since undertaken repair work, the spot appears to be inviting danger.

On Tuesday night, a truck that was moving on the road suddenly stopped after the driver saw that barricades had been erected on the middle of the road. Another truck which was following it, in spite of its driver's last minute effort to apply brakes, moved ahead and hit the stranded truck as well as barricades before coming to a stop. Both the trucks have been damaged.

A number of people were making a beeline to the spot where the depression has been noticed since Tuesday evening out of curiosity. When the accident happened too, a number of people had gathered there. Because of presence of mind of the second truck which stopped just short of causing major accident, a catastrophe was averted, although both the trucks suffered damage in this accident.

 


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  • Rita, Germany.

    Fri, Jul 13 2018

    To avoid a accident ,they should not only erect barricade near the cavity but quite atleast 3 meters away from the spot.Otherwise same will happen as two two trucks.Specially see that no children go near .It might become more wider than now .Thats why barricade big enough children not to enter there.

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  • Pavan, Kaup

    Fri, Jul 13 2018

    Rather than placing barricade and causing more trouble than actually is, they could have temporarily level it out with concrete

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  • Nash, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 12 2018

    CONgress development module

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  • Jacob Mendonsa, Bangalore

    Thu, Jul 12 2018

    Nash, Don't try to misguide the people every time by blaming Congress. R U so ignorant to know that the maintenance of this national highway falls under present central govt. headed by Nitin Ghadkari?

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  • Kusuma Kumari G, Nellore

    Thu, Jul 12 2018

    It is qute possible that where there was a well contains soft soil and this would have caved in due to severe rain Can not blame the contractor here. This area needs to be reinfoced with nice hard stones and later should be put solid cover with tar and bituman Then it will be alrght.

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  • PenMightierThanTheSword!, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 12 2018

    Reddy brothers owned Navayuga Company and Nithin Gadkari (who claims to have laid thousands of km more highway than the UPA) along with Nalin and Shobha should be booked, fined and sued till their last breath!

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  • JNB, Mangalore-India

    Thu, Jul 12 2018

    It tells what is National highways (Roads & Transport minister)

    Central minister can get more than 2 Lacks salary plus additional allowance as per his travelling and attending meeting etc.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Jul 12 2018

    I wonder where is Nalin & Shobha ...

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  • Mangalurian, Mangaluru

    Thu, Jul 12 2018

    The Central Government's local errand-folks - Nalin and Shobha - may be busy discussing how to bring down the State Government.
    Or how to burn the district.
    They have no time to spare for these little matters.

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  • Lionel Dsouza, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 12 2018

    QUALITY OF NATIONAL HIGHWAY IS SAME LIKE CENTRAL GOVT.....

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