Do we deserve better Infrastructure – Part 2

2 Mar

Some time ago I ranted on whether we deserve better infrastructure.

There I had talked about the road in front of my house. Ever since its been laid new, cars, motorcycles etc have been whizzing past at breakneck speed. In my previous article, I said it would only be a matter of time before some before someone gets hurt.

Well it happened.

Today morning, the maid who works across the street was hit by a speeding motorcycle while walking along the left side of the road. She was dragged almost 10 feet. She was injured very badly but survived.

We are talking to the police to see if we can put up road humps. I hope they wake up before its too late.

Oh by the way the guy who hit the lady escaped.

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7 Responses to “Do we deserve better Infrastructure – Part 2”

  1. some body March 2, 2007 at 1:25 pm #

    that is bad. i really doubt whether speed bumps are the answer. and i don’t know what would be, though …

    a few strategically placed potholes might do the trick, but they might result in part 3 of this series! 🙂

    – s.b.

  2. praneshachar March 2, 2007 at 10:51 pm #

    we lack self discipline as discussed in many other topics
    like helmets etc., it is the duty of everyone to follow certain
    basic principles. locality a residential people walking on
    the roads which may be very narrow or footpaths occupied by
    sand bricks etc., as a good citizen we must be cautious and
    careful but we see very few who really follow this.
    It was very unfortunate as always an innocent person was
    hit. see the plight of their house a maid and all people will
    be depending on her for their food etc. but if she is bedridden
    for a period where they will go for treatment etc., and the person
    who his has no basic courtesies as a human being he must have
    stopped and taken due care for moving her to hospital etc.,
    alas the guy escaped. may be afraid of police, no licence,
    afraid of mob afraid of family !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    let the maid recover fast and come back to normal
    wishing her speedy recovery and needed support from the
    society

  3. Veena March 5, 2007 at 4:05 am #

    GPO incident that happened yesterday was such a worst incident.. that guy just went away running over those folks who worked late shifts..
    Traffic dept should strictly bring the rule of revoking their license & their power to drive etc., if needed fines & punishment there, no court etc is needed at all…

    Good that fellow was caught because of this broken number plate still lives are gone & some of them were single bread winners, intahavaru yaak drive maadthaaro!!

  4. M O H A N March 5, 2007 at 6:48 am #

    The problem is mutlifold.
    a) THe maid was jaywalking since she did not have a foot path ( did she?)
    b) The bike fellow was taking a crash course – literally. He probably wanted to avoid the smoke filled main roads and in the eternal hurry

    The next part will have motor cyclist getting injured due to wrong place,size of hump.

  5. Mysorean March 6, 2007 at 5:01 am #

    She was dragged 10 feet by a motorcycle? That guy must have been speeding like hell then! Infrastructure apart, we seem to have a few other problems on hand!

  6. Vijay March 6, 2007 at 5:56 am #

    Adi: The guy was zooming all right…

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