On Hartal day, drivers fill potholes at Shoranur
Shoranur: A group of drivers turned role models for all by turning hartal in to service day here. Taxi and autorickshaw drivers in Cheruthuruthy and Shoranur took effort to fill the potholes on road when Sabarimala protection committee called for a state wide shut down on Wednesday.
K Rasheed, SA Ani, AP Pradeep, MK Viju, AG Siraj, AP Pratheesh, VG Manikandan and VK Kuttan were the group members who took the initiative to fill the potholes.
Huge potholes were found in the stretch of SMP junction and Kochin bridge here.
Hours long traffic block is a regular issue in this stretch as drivers have to drive slowly while crossing the huge potholes, complained the drivers.
Huge potholes are seen on the road from Kulappulli to Shoranur. Crossing the road is a herculean task for vehicles including emergency services like ambulance and fire force.
“Due to the poor condition of the road, we are not able to take pregnant ladies to hospital fast ” said the drivers.
Private buses always met with road accidents and used to quarrel with other drivers due to over speed. Because, overspeeding is the only option for the bus drivers to manage the time after getting trapped in the traffic block.