Recently the RG Canacona Coordinator, Prashant Pagi while driving to Canacona noticed a huge amount of coal balls on the road a little after Cuncolim police station. “Few kms from the spot where the coal was spilled I spotted the truck and stopped the driver. I questioned him about the spillage of coal on the road. The driver said he was transporting coal from Vasco to Hospet,” informed Pagi.
“These trucks carrying coal are overloaded and spill it on the road especially at spots where there are speed breakers. These trucks are covered with cloth to hide what they are transporting. Due to overloading and from the narrow gaps coal is spilled on the road while being transported,” he added.
RG warns to stop these trucks if spilling of coal on the road continues. The whole of Goa knows that this coal dust is hazardous to health and the people of Canacona will not hesitate to go all out and put an end to this coal pollution in their village.
“How come these trucks are allowed to ply without a rear number plate and why is the RTO and police turning a blind eye towards the same. We Goans are issued fines if we do not wear a seat belt or helmet. If this truck is involved in an accident or hit and run case how will the police trace this vehicle,” Pagi raised these few pertinent questions in regards to these trucks plying between Vasco and Hospet.
One can recall that last year Revolutionary Goans staged a rally, ‘Coal Revolt’ from Patradevi to Polem in Canacona, as part of its State-wide Padyatra to oppose coal transportation in Goa. A large number of people from across Goa have joined RG Supremo, Manoj Parab to protest against the coal hub in Goa.