18 January 2022 , 07:25 AM IST

Panic amongst commuters in South Goa after deadly accidents

Native residents query the street security state of affairs in Goa

staff herald

Margao: After 9 deadly accidents within the final eight days, a way of worry has been created amongst commuters in South Goa, elevating severe questions on the street security state of affairs in Goa.

A number of residents, together with social activists, whereas speaking to the Herald appealed to the commuters to observe the visitors guidelines. Other than this, Director Basic of Police ID Shukla additionally expressed concern over the deaths on the roads lately, and that too in tragic accidents.

A day earlier, police constable Shailesh Gaonkar and Indian Reserve Battalion Vishwas Dekar have been killed in a street accident in Seraulim whereas patrolling. Later a pair named Kennedy D’Costa and his spouse Noella D’Costa died on the spot at Gandhi Highway, Maina-Curtorim, which was additionally early.

The household is shocked by the demise of two younger policemen. Whereas Kennedy and Noella’s little one is orphaned.

It’s discovered that the majority deadly accidents have been attributable to over dashing and drunken driving.

Simon Barretto, a resident of Maina-Curtorim, mentioned the rising variety of accidents is because of the lack of strict motion towards the responsible drivers.

Roland Martins, Coordinator of GoaCan, mentioned, “The horrific street accidents that occurred over the weekend needs to be an eye-opener for the individuals of Goa. The households of those two automotive drivers want to know the devastation attributable to their households.”

He additional mentioned that many automotive drivers nonetheless don’t perceive the implications of the provisions of the Motor Automobiles (Modification) Act 2019 as there’s a notion that the principles will come into pressure on April 1, 2022 solely.

“GOACAN will write to Transport Secretary Dr. Tariq Thomas to launch a particular public training marketing campaign on guidelines associated to over dashing and drunk driving. He needs to be made conscious of harsher punishments, together with jail phrases, for severe visitors offenders. Ready,” she added.

DGP ID Shukla is on report that the police will implement the principles towards the visitors violators in letter and spirit. He was reacting to the demise of two policemen in Seraulim.

Former Curtorim MLA Alekso Reginaldo Lourenco expressed grief over the tragic accident on experiences of the homicide of a younger couple in Mana-Curtorim, who have been of their thirties.

He mentioned that strict motion needs to be taken towards the automotive driver who was allegedly driving below the affect of medicine.

He additional mentioned that being an area consultant he wouldn’t enable the difficulty to be pacified by the authorities.

“Police should examine drunk driving. Accidents are being repeated on account of drunken driving, and it’s the fault of the police. Had the police acted in time towards drunken driving, then Such accidents don’t occur once more,” Reginaldo alleged.



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