We had published a story on December 9, 2013 Speed Breakers are ‘Life Breakers’ in Belgaum, and we now know that Sachin Shinde (37) is battling for his life in hospital and is in coma. Son of a paralyzed mother, Sachin was going home to feed his mother when he did not see the road hump near the Veer soudha cross and lost his balance and fell down from his bike. He was admitted to hospital but his condition is still critical and his mother has still not been informed about this.
It is believed that these road humps were put after instruction from corporator Pandhari Parab. Each one even in the corporation is aware that these road humps are unscientific but no one is taking the pains to remove the same.
Are we awaiting another tragedy to happen. And this is not the case with just one Sachin Shinde there could many more who have suffered injuries, maybe it is time for the residents only to get up in arms and remove them or see that they are made according to the IRC standards.