It was horrendous as Goa witnessed five young lives being snuffed away in various road accidents on New Year’s day.

The very tragic death of our Ribandar’s young lad Ayush Harlankar was so very unfortunate. How many more lives will have to be lost for the authorities to act against the haphazard manner in which the Panaji Smart City works have been dragging on. It is an absolutely unforgivable nightmare.

May Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant please intervene to ensure that sanity prevails in public works being executed with the safety and well-being of those commuting on the roads never ever compromised. The focus has to be to ensure Quality control and Accountability by every contractor.

While the authorities have to ensure that every road is worthy, accidents will persist and precious lives lost as long as we all don’t firmly resolve to act  responsibly by ensuring that we drive very cautiously and guardedly. Defensive driving can go a long way in curbing accidents and saving lives. And as they say ’God helps only those who help themselves’.  

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