HYDERABAD: The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation has decided to build at least 10 foot over-bridges (FoBs) in 100 days, commissioner Somesh Kumar has said.
With several pedestrians meeting with accidents while crossing the roads, the GHMC, in coordination with the police commissionerates of Hyderabad and Cyberabad, has decided to build FoBs at places where there is heavy movement of pedestrians and vehicles.
FoBs have become essential for safe crossing by pedestrians on roads where there is high-speed vehicular traffic. They minimise conflict between pedestrians and motorists on busy roads, save lives and minimise the accident rate.
FoBs in Greater Hyderabad are grossly inadequate in number. The Hyderabad and Cyberabad traffic police wanted the GHMC to construct 25 and 13 FoBs in their respective jurisdictions.
The Hyderabad traffic police suggested FoBs at Sangeet (Secunderabad), Rathifile Bus Stop, Chitra Dargah, Sreekar Upkar, Bowenpally junction, Tadbund junction, RTC Crossroads, Ashoknagar Crossroads, Children’s Park in Chikkadpally, Big Bazar at GPO Abids, Chermas at Abids, Street No. 6 and 9 of Himayatnagar, Liberty Road, Lucky Hotel to Intelligence Office, Lakdikapul and Ayodhya Junction, Jubilee Hills Check-post towards Road No.2 of Banjara Hills, Jubilee Hills Check-post towards Road No. 45 in Jubilee Hills, L-shaped FoB at the junction of Roads No. 1 and 12 in Banjara Hills, Paradise junction, MJ Market-Syndicate Bank to Karachi Bakery, Andhra Bank entrance to east side gate of Women’s College at Koti, Gandhi Gyan Mandir Park to DM&HS Gate, Dilsukhnagar from Andhra Bank to bus terminal, IS Sadan-KV Rangareddy College bus stop.
At a special meeting held with traffic police officials and private consultants here on Saturday, the GHMC commissioner identified the above places as having heavy traffic movement where senior citizens, physically-challenged persons and women are finding it difficult to cross the roads. The GHMC plans to build at least 50 FoBs in a phased manner. The maintenance of FoBs will be given to physically-challenged unemployed persons.