Karukachal – a Z-shaped road. At least two or three accidents a week. There were two last week. Karukachal-Mallappally road bends near Panayampala St. Sebastian Church has become a permanent danger zone. 5 turns in a distance of 500 meters. It is common for vehicles to fall into the courtyard of the church. PWD has placed a barrel on the damaged part of the road wall and issued a warning. The protective wall of the road collapsed. As a precaution, the church authorities have installed a bamboo fence.
6 months 27 accidents
In the last 6 months, 27 major and minor accidents occurred in Panayambala region. 31 people were injured. Most of the accidents are skids and collisions.
Need crash barrier and rumple strip
Road safety experts say that adding rumple strips on curves in the Panayambala region will help reduce accidents. The church committee officials are demanding that a crash barrier should be installed on the road in front of the church to prevent vehicles from falling down. The walls of the retaining wall are often destroyed by vehicles that go out of control.