Mangaluru, Nov 30, 2018: The Kulur junction has evolved into a place of danger, damage, and death and has a ill effect now. People have lost limb and life after being hit by vehicles.
Kulur Junction along the national highway is marked as an accident zone with the number of deaths and injuries on the rise here. With the lack of service road, the vehicles are compelled to take a turn onto the highway and proceed. Vehicle movement has been hindered with the vehicles being parked close to the highway and the road sides being encroached by petty shops and people selling fruits on vehicles. Besides, the situation is so bad that, it’s a death wish for a pedestrian to pass through here. Wine stores are right next to the highway and people under the influence of alcohol fail to notice oncoming vehicles on the highway and simply cross it there by only increasing the danger here.
Though the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) knows that Kulur junction is an accident prone zone, it has done the roadwork halfway with the excuse that there is no grant for widening the road and washed off their hands of the problem. But accidents occur here regularly and several people have become handicapped and some have lost their precious lives.