High Court notices to government, others on pedestrian safety

Published: 11th April 2013 08:25 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th April 2013 08:25 AM   |  A+A-

The High Court on Wednesday issued notices to the state government,  Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and others in connection with a PIL seeking better facilities for pedestrians in the city.

A division bench comprising Chief Justice D H Waghela and Justice B V Nagarathna issued notices to the state government, BBMP, BDA, PWD, KRDCL, and KSPCB, and directed them to file objections.

The counsel representing the petitioner submitted, “According to a survey, one pedestrian dies every day in the city and NIMHANS states Bangalore is the fourth most dangerous city for pedestrians.” For example, there was no pedestrian space at the flyover junction near Indiranagar-Koramangala Ring Road, he said.

The petitioner contended, “As the city is ever growing,  there has been an increasing number of flyovers, underpass and magic boxes, which are for the benefit of vehicles. It is impossible for pedestrians to safely cross some of the major roads due to dividers.”

The bench issued notices and adjourned the case.

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