PONDA: Fifteen College Students had a lucky escape as a container truck fell on its side at the accident-prone GVM Circle this morning.
Around 15 college students stood in front of the College gate and parking area and left just a minute before the accident.
The container truck driver was injured and admitted to Sub District Hospital.
Following the spate of accidents, the locals gathered at the spot and demanded to reduce the size of the GVM circle be reduced.
A local, Milind Desai, said challans would not stop accidents here and demanded to improve the road. He said this Circle has turned into a disaster circle as several vehicles fell on its side earlier, including fatal accidents, as the Circle is difficult to negotiate.
He said there is a need for proper engineering at GVM Circle.
The Students of GVMs college also panicked after the accident and demanded proper parking space for their safety. Students said the government should sort out the parking issue. They said because of transport problems, many of them come to College on a bike and need parking space.
Meanwhile, Bandora residents have demanded that the government and the National Highways Authority of India improve and reduce the size of the accident-prone GVM Circle at Farmagudi.
Bandora locals said, “The GVM Circle is an accident-prone zone, and to prevent accidents, the size of this Circle should be reduced.
Over the past many years, locals have witnessed several accidents, including fatal ones at the spot. The heavy vehicles proceeding from Panjim to Margao struggle to negotiate the Circle due to sharp turns along the slope and often lose control and fall on their side.
According to locals, the circle design needs to be fixed, and often confusion prevails while negotiating GVM Circle.