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Non-functional traffic lights at Jyoti Sarup Chowk posing dangers to lives

Gurpreet Singh Mehak , Hindustan Times   Fatehgarh Sahib, October 17, 2013
First Published: 20:31 IST(17/10/2013) | Last Updated: 20:35 IST(17/10/2013)

With traffic lights at Jyoti Sarup Chowk here have been remain non-functional for a long, the administration has been, perhaps, waiting for some mishaps to claim a few lives to bring them out of their slumber to correct it.


Traffic jams have become order of the day at the chowk, which is close to the district administrative complex.

Though traffic police have been deputed on duty there, but they too are helpless due to non-functional traffic lights.

Even though many politicians and officers regularly pass through the chowk, but no one ever cared to get the traffic lights repaired, claimed a shopkeeper, adding that lives of students were at risk.

Hundreds of students of Mata Gujri College, Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College, Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University, Mata Gujri Senior Secondary School, Baba Zorawar Singh Senior Secondary Public School, Ashoka Senior Secondary School, Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Polytechnic College pass through the chowk everyday.

Not only students, but private and government employees have to reach Civil Hosptial, district administrative complex; Gurdwara Fatehgarh Sahib, Gurdwara Jyoti Swarup, Roza Sharif Sirhind also take to the route.

Residents' views

Non-functional traffic lights have become a nuisance for commuters resulting in chaos and posing dangers to their lives
Rishi Puri, Fatehgarh Sahib

Commuters face inconvenience in the absence of traffic signals. Motorists try to cross the chowk from every side ignoring the traffic rules and safety measures
Rajan Sood, Fatehgarh Sahib

The traffic lights remain non-function for major part of the year. The lights are fixed to regulate the traffic, but to no avail,
Anand Thakur, Fatehgarh Sahib

Official speak

I will take up the matter with the Fatehgarh Sahib SDM to restore the traffic lights
Balwant Singh, SP (headquarter), Fatehgarh Sahib

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