QUEPEM: Tilamol junction has now turned into a most dangerous roundabout in Quepem-Curchorem main road. Several fatal and dangerous vehicular accidents have taken place at this roundabout.
Tilamol roundabout seems to have no proper planning to regularise terrific flow freely as everyday people face a lot of problems due to traffic congestion, which is also due to free movement of stray cattle from this road stretch.
For almost ten years, this junction has been neglected by the concerned authority to have proper planning for smooth movement of traffic and avoid any accidents.
One may recall that during the ongoing mining transport from Sanguem and Quepem, many people lost their lives due to accidents at this spot.
Politicians have only stuck to giving lip services to the locals to resolve this issue, but the issue has remained unresolved, haunting the commuters from this junction.
However, even Xeldem panchayat and Quepem municipality share the part of this junction jurisdiction but have miserably failed to give an amicable solution to this major issue.
Due to the increase in traffic day by day at Tilamol junction, traffic congestion has gone from bad to worse, resulting in dust pollution, wasting of time, etc.
Further, due to irresponsible and carelessness of the commuters who park their four-wheelers and two-wheelers on the main road of Tilamol junction also results in road accidents due to space issues on the road.
And it is very sorry situation for traffic cell and RTO Quepem that they can’t manage the situation to free flow of traffic on Tilamol roundabout.
Locals have demanded that the concerned departments show urgency and a sense of responsibility towards this issue and solve it in time before it’s too late.