Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)
Mangaluru, Apr 8: During summer months, construction activities gain momentum. As there is no rain, concrete-related works are undertaken during this period. Taking advantage of the boom in these activities, ready mix concrete trucks are seen moving on the roads all through the day and night. These trucks pose a few dangers.
These trucks are normally driven at high speeds as the concrete mix has to reach the destination fast. Mainly the trucks which move on steep uphill road keep spilling concrete on the road. This poses serious risk to motorbikes and scooter riders as there is a chance of them tripping and falling to the road. Vehicles following these ready mix trucks also face danger.
As the drivers of these trucks are normally unaware about the dropping of concrete to the road, they do not remove them. If these heaps remain there for long, the concrete mass becomes harder that cannot be removed from the road Vehicles moving on this one to two inches of concrete can lose their balance and fall down. The result can be very dangerous, the people feel.
These ready mix concrete trucks also pose another problem. At many places it is seen that the concrete trucks are cleaned by the roadside at the end of the day. Water is sprayed into the concrete container, and the remaining concrete is poured by the roadside. This water flows on the road and becomes hardened, and poses problems and proves to be dangerous for vehicle riders.
Assistant commissioner of police (traffic), MA Natarajan, has requested the people to take a photograph of the t ruck and send it to the police along with the truck registration number so that either a penalty can be imposed or the spots can be cleaned by the concerned. He sought cooperation from the people.