Gangs stealing galvanized channels on highways challenge the police IG News

  • Build three on Baidna Boral to Kudwada highway
  • Demand to intensify night police patrolling
  • Stealing channels 40 to 5′ feet long cannot be done by a single person: Villagers

Gangs have become active stealing galvanized channels installed by the road-building department to avoid accidents at spiral bends on the highway. Three such incidents have come to light on the Boral to Kudwada highway in Baid taluka. Then there is a demand to increase the night patrolling. According to locals, the Boral to Kudwada highway has spiral bends at several places on the Modasa-Nadiad highway beyond Baid. To prevent any motorist from going into the road side drains due to dangerous turns in the dark of night, the road-building department has identified such places and installed galvanized channels parallel to the highway. Then, in the last 10-15 days, the incident of theft of galvanized channels at night from three places on this highway has come to light. Villagers say that these channels are 40 to 50 feet long and this is not the work of a single person. Officials of the Road Building Department did not notice the theft.