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Pedestrian safety priority: 65 zebra crossings to be painted

delhi Updated: Mar 06, 2011 23:33 IST
Faizan Haider

In an attempt to make Gurgaon roads pedestrian friendly, the city police have asked civic agencies to paint zebra crossing at 65 points.

During a survey, the traffic wing of the police force had prepared a list of intersections where crossover facilities for pedestrians were lacking that often lead to fatal accidents. Since the proposal to build foot over bridges (FOBs) at several places is pending, the Gurgaon police have asked the authorities concerned to at least paint the zebra crossing.

"We have written a letter to Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon, Haryana Urban Development Authority, deputy commissioner, Public Works Department and National Highway Authority of India with the list of areas falling in their jurisdiction. There are 19 points on NH-8 where a zebra crossing is required, 26 places in east zone and 20 intersections in the west zone," joint commissioner of police, Alok Mittal said.

"The haphazard movement of pedestrians also affects traffic movement so a zebra crossing becomes all the more important," Mittal added.

Earlier, the police had also requested the civic agencies to install escalators on the existing pedestrian bridges.