We the people of Belagavi are really a blessed species. We don’t get angry, we forgive easily, we live frugally and in general ignore things that would usually bother people of some other city.
What else could be the reason that we continue to suffer and travel on roads with Cross Drainage (CD) that is, well, across the road and stands at a height of 2 feet from road level.
Take the marvels at Vitthal dev galli corner. Or the one opposite Saraswati Girls high school where a school rickshaw toppled last year.
The one opposite the Venkateshwara temple at Nargundkar Bhave chowk (Ravivar peth corner towards Shani Mandir) is the best one.
Puddles have formed at its base, two wheeler riders try to climb up on an incline and slip and fall. Bless those souls of the vegetable and fruit vendors who pick such riders routinely and help them get back to vertical position again.
Many have sprained their legs and several cyclists have fallen down the hill. The Vitthal dev galli CD hill sees traffic jams and similar falls, thanks to its amazing position and astounding height.
Cars struggle to climb that incline owing to the narrow turn and slow speed.
I may not be an engineer, but my common sense tells me that such height in a narrow lane at a tight turn is dangerous for pedestrians and motorists.
Someone please enlighten me why such CD works are created in this way and is there no respite from this daily horror?