20November2018

Andaman Chronicle

The Daily Diary of the Islands

Demand for Speed Breakers on CARI Road, Sharma Requested to Intervene

Port Blair, May 10: The residents of CARI road made a request to the PCC President, Kuldeep Rai Sharma to take up with the concerned authorities the matter of construction of at least three proper speed breakers in between Forest Range office and CARI gate in Bathu Basti. The residents informed that this half a kilometre stretch of narrow road has become a racing track for the light and heavy vehicles and the two wheelers who drive at a breakneck speed. Since there are no footpaths, pedestrians find it very difficult and risky to walk on this road with vehicles zipping past them. The children stepping out of their homes are the most vulnerable to a probable mishap.  Many minor accidents have already happened and a fatal one cannot be ruled out some day.  As such there is a dire need of at least three speed breakers between Forest Range Office and CARI Gate.

On receiving the request, Sharma personally visited the CARI road area and found that the demand of the residents was very much justified. He has taken up the matter with the Chief Engineer, APWD, Shri. P.K. Singh and requested to take immediate steps to construct at least three speed breakers of proper specification for the safety of the residents of the area, especially children. Kuldeep has also requested for finding out other such places also for constructing speed breakers for the safety of the people of the islands.