Kulathupuzha: A banyan tree is posing serious threat to travellers and vehicles on the Thiruvananthapuram- Sengottai road; not because it is going to collapse someday, but because it is situated almost on the middle of the road.

This is just one example of serious lack of planning and vision on the part of those who build the roads. One can see many such instances while on a trip along the major roads in the state.

Recently, a truck hit the tree while giving side for a KSRTC bus coming in the opposite direction. The fact that the tree is standing at a turning on the road also adds to the danger. Also, no boards or warning signs have been displayed.