Though Nagercoil is the headquarter of Kanyakumari district yet traffic congestion here is the cause of many vehicular accidents.
The junctions that cause concern are Ramanputhur junction, Chettikulam junction, Veppamoodu junction, Collectorate, Duthie School junction, Women Christian College junction, Parvathipuram junction, Kottar junction, Punnai Nagar junction and Beach Road junction.
If subways are carved out like in Chennai city, most of the accidents may be averted.
Of late, the State owned transport corporation has begun a practice of painting advertisements even in the name boards of the buses. This leads to unnecessary confusion among the passengers especially those who board buses in a hurry. Most of the passengers do not have the time to read the advertisements on the name boards they only see the destination and the places through which the bus travels.
Hence, though this police may augment the income of a cash-starved transport corporation, it proves highly inconvenient to passengers waiting to board a bus in a hurry.
Will the authorities look into the matter?
It is a usual sight to see students hanging on the footboard of buses trying to find a toehold during the peak hours on the Mullakadu–Tuticorin section. Owing to the presence of many industries, and number of professional colleges many commute from this area to Tuticorin.
City bus series No. 5 plying on this route during peak hours is grossly inadequate. The frequency is 30 to 40 minutes. Many city buses originate from far off places and reach these boarding points fully crowded. It is virtually impossible for ladies and senior citizens to squeeze in. The administration should see that more buses are deployed on this route.
J. Edison Devakaram,
The condition of the State owned corporation buses in Kanyakumari district are pathetic. Many have worn out engines, dirty floors, broken windows, broken seats and back rests, stinky interiors and damaged exteriors. Commuters are forced to travel in these damaged buses. Will the authorities take steps to replace these buses at the earliest.
B. Nagalingam Pillai,