A skywalk could
The bus stop in front of the BEM high school at Mananchira serves 11 schools in its vicinity.
Apart from the schools,
there is a steady flow of pedestrians all the time.
But crossing the road is a nightmare since vehicles from Wayanad Road as well as from Kannur Road move on the road at full speed.
Though the pedestrian crossing earmarked here is governed by warning
lights round the clock,
people have to wait for a chance to cross the road because of the steady flow
It is guarded by traffic
police with the help of student cadets just before the school starts and for some time after the
A similar situation is there
at the Head Post Office-Town hall Road junction.
This scenario stresses
the need to have a skywalk connecting HPO premises with State Bank Bus Halt
and BEM HSS bus
consider providing ramps instead of steps to make it accessible for the
physically challenged also.
Need for a Pottekkat statue-park
The birth centenary celebrations of
Malayalam travel writer
S.K. Pottekkat, organised by
the S.K. Pottekkat Cultural Centre, Puthiyara,
and Kerala Sahithya Akademi, concluded here on March 14.
But it was really disappointing to note that a proposal to establish a statue-park that features characters from
S.K. Pottekkat’s novels and travelogues did not materialise during the celebrations.
Such a theme park would have served to ignite enthusiasm among the younger generation
to try and know more about the writer and his literary
works. The president of the
S.K. Pottekkat Cultural Centre should make an earnest attempt to make the theme park proposal a reality.
C. Chandrasekharan Nair
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