The mining Industries transporting Iron ore via Quepem are determines to put a new carpet of dust over the newly Quepem Ambaulim hot mixed road. Thanks to the law enforcing authorities like Assistant Director of Transport Quepem, Dy-Supritendent of Police Quepem, Dy-Collector, Executive magistrate under whose nose the transport is going on.
That after hot mixing the Quepem Ambaulim road, mining truck started playing over it from 21/5/2009. However within five days the hot mixed road from Quepem to Ambaulim turned out to be red due to the spillage of iron ore. On 23/5/09 half truck load of iron ore was fallen at the speed beaker near Pope John XXIII high school which was cleaned up by the mining companies. The way the mining is going on it seems that the mine owners and the mining transport contractor are law into themselves? Our law enforcing authorities have no teeth to act? Or the teeth of the law enforcing agencies has been bend by the money power of the mining companies.
Villagers of Quepem claims that spillage of ore from the truck takes place due to overloading. The spillage of ore cause health risk particularly to two wheeler riders as the ore particles lends into eyes.
Meanwhile opposition to transportation of mineral ore via Quepem is gaining momentum. The Quepem Bazarkars and other villagers of Quepem on Monday held a meeting with Quepem MLA and discuss about the problem faced by them due to operation of mining transport via Quepem. They brought to the notice of the MLA that every norm is violated by the mining companies while transporting the ore and no action is taken by the officials. In the same meeting the Bazarkar informed the MLA that they will not allow transportation of mineral ore via Quepem town from the next mining season.