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How to Stay Safe Walking on the sidewalk, path, or Road?

Is there a solution to unrestricted access of traffic and movements of vehicles on their own in order to find out the shortest possible routes and time and again breaking the laws of the land in order to reach their destination on time? Still am not been able to find out these solutions and to my utter surprise even at the presence of so many large number of enforcement agencies and close circuit cameras but.

Still breaking of the law is there and it continues undoubtedly and without any restrictions.
This is the story of the pill grim town of Odisha and one of most visited places of India where throughout the year there are presence of large number of floating population and where one could find each and every time of year is full of so many people and one could see how the vehicles and people breaking laws time and again without any fears.

There are small hotels and presence of so many of commercialization here and there and while looking at all of these one could find the sense that everywhere one go one need to find the road within precision and for this one need to walk with greater care otherwise movement within these specification of shortened roads due to presence of large number of vehicles parked here and there as well as the presence of people standing in between roads and without care and then suddenly someone from somewhere would appear from nowhere to take shorten the road further.

In between while walking and moving with vehicles one would find that there are absolutely large number of auto rickshaws which are moving without any number plates and how these are running and how these unregistered autos are allowed and how they move one could see that they would move with superlative speed and that too you cannot believe and they have no fear for law enforcing authorities as they move with great neck speed which you hardly believe.

In between there are very big dustbins from Municipality of Puri but still you would see there are so many number of food stalls at the side of roads and they put the wastages out there on the roads instead of using the official dustbins and that makes the questions why as for some of them the location of dustbins nearer to their stall but still they opt for using to throw it on the ground instead of using the dustbins for it.

For some days we see the presence of large number of workers who used to come in the morning and go with small dustbins of different colors and then blow the whistle in the sense that people would provide and throw dusts but still they come at some day and in some other days they are not there and people continue to throws these wastes on the roads and for some when they wake up early in the morning they used to throw darts at the front of some other persons home and the reasons best known to them.

It is like placing Wi-Fi router at the appropriate place where the signals from the outside should reach to it with good effect as well as that of processing of sending of signals to the appropriate locations should be there in order to find out good speed of router. Try to place the router at the open space or at the drawing room so that network signals should be good all over inside of your home.

Similarly, in traffic locations when there is comfortable movement of vehicles all over and most of them are listening to what the traffic rules are then listening to all of these and movement within these ranges becomes extremely easier for us.

Similarly, even though when you look at the VIP road you can clearly find the divider as well as there is room for people to walk but most of these footpath areas are covered by food stalls and this makes the movement within these roads extremely difficult for bystanders and pedestrians.

The municipality is trying its best and it is downsizing the square and most of these squares have big idols and their down size these in order to create more room for vehicles so that the pedestrians should walk comfortably without any difficulties.

What is most non-impressive that some of two wheelers as well as some of three wheelers in terms of auto-rickshaws are continuing their endeavor and trying different ways to move in short cuts and in this manner most of routes becomes very difficult and dangerous to move it on.

In the perspective of pedestrians one needs to be extremely cautious while walking through these roads as one needs to see at every directions possible and keep their ear open all the time so that the anticipation of moving of vehicles and racing of vehicles from different directions should be equally listened so that ultimately one could sense the speed of vehicles from different directions and move towards different ways in according with it.

The VIP road connects Puri with the rest of states as well as most of floating populations reaching to Puri from different locations they think that this is not the en-route to town but they think and drive as if they are driving within the high way and that is why one could witness the presence of speeding vehicles moving from different directions and for this it is important to learn about this and move ahead in accordance with it with extreme and due care.

One should also be extremely careful while walking along these roads as in between these roads there are some big shops like that of automobile showrooms and there are big inter-state trucks standing out there at the footpath of the road and moving into these roads becomes extremely difficult there on.

If you happen to move by going ahead of these trucks then you will be exposing yourself towards the speeding vehicles and the road ahead and that could be very dangerous to cross these roads and for this it is important to keep an eye towards each and every corner of roads and then slowly move ahead with it.

This article is not to terrify the readers but let them understand and know about the state of the roads and vehicles moving there and one should be extremely cautious while crossing these roads as vehicles roaming here and there carelessly would reach towards you and it is important for you to keep track of all of these vehicles while moving or crossing from one side of the road towards the other.

Picking up the pieces after Cyclone Fani

In the previous article I detailed about hardships of Cyclone Fani. After 20 days and after counting of general election at India as well as assembly election we do find that the process of getting relief materials is accelerated. This is a soothing news considering Cyclone Fani comes in the wake of time when there is election and no government can actively help due to restrictions from election commission of India.

Man proposes but God disposes:


At last the process of general election ends and after the counting on May 23, 2019 we came across that government is active again. In Odisha, the ruling BJD party comes with mammoth majority and in India Modi government came with triple hundred of seats. In Odisha BJP goes up in parliament seat from one to eight and in assembly election BJP becomes major opposition party removing and pacing Congress to miserably third position.

Relief after Cyclone Fani:

Throughout Odisha, the ruling party BJD comes back again in assembly election. At Puri the five time MLA, the stubborn leader of BJD, Maheswar Mohanty surprisingly lost to BJP. This means we do feel that the releif will stayed out of our locality as the result of it. Suddenly, one big fellow with a small motor cycle reached and told daddy to reach to Dutt Totha where the counting of releif to the persons who have no ration card is undergoing.


Daddy and the neighbour person went to Dutt Totha and there they submitted their Adhar card and and the numbers of members in the family and their Adhar numbers. In this way, the importance attached with Adhaar card comes into lime light. This means that within shortest possible of time, we will r I can receive payment of 2000 anf 50 kg of rice as per releif related with Cyclone Fani.


After some days three persons from government came and they came with camera and they ask for Adhaar card and they write down the Adhaar number, then they ask for what are the deastruction casued due to advent of Cyclone Fani, they took the screenshot with the camera and then they ask for cold water and then they went away. This means that in the times to come perhaps the major releif in terms of monetary help for reconstructions of destruction caused due to excessive super cyclone Fani.


This means that the process of aid and investments from governments is slowly, reaching to us and even after toiling hard for last 20 days we are slowly getting major helps from government and this makes the process of releif are reaching to us and this makes us feeling nice and good. In the mean time, we see how the electric wire circulated from one side to other and reaching to ours electric pole.


The prospects of coming up electric lights slowly at the increase, electric persons told us that light will come at night of 24th May 2019 and at exactly 7.40 pm light came and it came after almost 21 days of cyclone Fani. During these difficult times, for the first time in my life time I stayed for almost 21 days without lights and it increases as first the light connection come nearer to ours area but ours locality does not have light connection.


I can remember when I was four to five years old, daddy’s posting was at Nayagarh, State Bank of India as Cash Officer and there after rain light will cut for two to three days. In the days at Udala Mayurbhanj, there in the week days there used to be cyclone with rain and the power cut will have for almost two to three days in the long run. During that time the electric connections comes up from Khunta few kilometers from udala and it is at the similar distance from Mayurbhanj and this means that in this time at Puri town where for almost 21 days we were at the state of no electricity.

Necessity is the mother of invention:


So, for me it is a record or sort but this record I musr wish to forget indeed. Thankfully, the electric connectivity came and it came with higher voltages as the other connection from ours poles are cut and for this entire phase connectivity comes to ours home and it destroys some balls and one ceiling fan of ours.


In the mean time, installation of tubewell completed. It took almost three days to complete. Now, with the availability of alternative water source, the tension of light not there is almost not there, as for every house hold there must convenient for second water sources other than water motors as water motors runs when there is electricity.


A tubewell which can run without electricity, is a must for every house hold as it can provide water when there is no electricity. At home one must prepare for availability of water through sources other than one. Similarity the presence of alternative water sources such as that of inverter or generator is a must as it can provide releif from power cut or power failures for the shorter durations.


Alternatives to electricity and water in the house hold is a must as it can provide convenience for users in the times of distess. One cannot anticipate, when will natural disaster will come and in what way it will come and what amount and scope of destruction will there at the presence of people. If there is earthquake then even the presence of dual water presence such as tubewell as well as that of water motor connectivity, can face destruction in these times.

Man proposes and God disposes. We cannot feel the safe in the presence of natural calamities. We can make only the conveniences, but we cannot predict what are the safest route and convenient process but still we can try hard to maintain the process of safe practices, but still we can move towards the process of absolute relief which is a myth indeed but we can try to safer and move towards absolute, safe heaven is a myth indeed.

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