At what point that huge six wheeler machine called BUS, which comes in various colours, more or less the same shape with little variations, and probably always with a man who is at the helm of affairs called driver, would turn, or brake, or not brake, or halt, or zoom past, is anybody’s guess.
Add to that the ever increasing number of vehichles in Manipal, fiery fiesta young drivers with increased torque of their machines, the 6 ways where you can go or come at TC (bring up a mental image and start counting) and you get a heady mix. Not to forget the condition of potholes (caling it road would be giving it much more credit). The heady mix can lead to people getting injured, vehichles getting damaged, stress levels increasing, and sometimes lives getting lost.
The lawlessness with concern to traffic at TC is appaling, to put it mildly.
Should we just witness the state of affairs, share concern about it, become arm chair critics and then go back to the daily routine?
What should/could be done about it?
1. If Manipalites, students, faculty, locals, all included are really aware of the danger that TC traffic poses, first and foremost they should try abiding by rules. Cliche as it might sound, it holds some water.
2. The next important issue would be the buses, the rash driving. A petition, online perhaps could be signed and forwarded to concerned authorities, beginning from university to police to traffic police.
As the state of affairs exist presently, all of you, please Take Care at TC.