8 accidentprone sites identified in Golf Course
Gurugram: Headed by District Commissioner Amit Khatri, a commitee of experts have identified eight accident-prone sites at Golf Course Road which is popularly known as Raghvendra Marg.These sites are Bristol Chowk, Jan Prathinidi route, Genpact route, Belmonte route, Sector-55 cut, Sector -42 cut, AIT Chowk and SPR cut. Based on the survey the public officials are now thinking of implementing facilities that may avoid mishap involving either commuters or pedestrians. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderResidents and office goers who use the route daily complain that lack of action by the authorities can result in a major tragedy. Grievances are also being shared of how the bikers are brazen enough to violate traffic rules even in the peak traffic hours. Shortage of facilities like a foot over bridges and footpaths also increase the perils of the pedestrians. Even as plans are being executed to widen the city roads, a large number of people are having a grouse that the authorities are not allotting space for city cyclists. Recently, Golf Course Road, upgraded. Yet it is still to create dedicated tracks for cyclists and better facilities for the pedestrians. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsWith cyclists, pedestrians and commuters on two-wheelers being the most vulnerable on city roads, for long there has been a demand that the roads in the modern city must also have space for the cyclists. The voices over this issue have again found resonance after the air pollution in the city has spiralled to hazardous levels owing to a large number of vehicles on city roads. Moreover, the commuters continue to grapple in huge traffic jams even in the recently reconditioned roads. “The planning by public and private authorities does need a complete overhaul and needs to encompass all forms of commuters. Unfortunately, because of vested interests, it will never be followed. The civil society must continue to raise its voice with regards to the development of facilities for cyclists and pedestrians,” said Sarita Bhargava, a city resident.