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The proposal by the Sports Authority of India (SAI) to construct a modern synthetic track in the five-acre land belonging to Government Brennen College at Thalassery has been hanging fire with the college authorities resisting the proposal. Although the idea of establishing a synthetic track is laudable, it will impair the growth of this premier education institution of north Kerala which is planning to offer new courses, by updating facilities. Hence, to promote sports, the Thalassery municipal council, without delay, should offer some other site to SAI to construct the synthetic track.
Kozhikode city is growing rapidly, so is its traffic and also, the number of accidents. Sometimes, people give too much importance to minor accidents. It only delays or completely halts the flow of traffic. There is often a heated exchange of words between those involved in the accident. It holds up traffic and sometimes even vehicles taking patients to hospitals. We need a system whereby both the aggrieved parties are not allowed to hold up traffic. Immediate clearing and removal of the vehicles from the accident spot is necessary. It can be done without infringing on rights of the aggrieved parties. There is also a firm belief that the vehicles should not moved from the accident spot before the arrival of the authorities. On the spot financial settlements of disputes arising from traffic accidents are done in bigger cities. The authorities can advise vehicle owners on terms of settlements.
P.K. Jayanandan Nair
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