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Need Of Skywalks On Highway As Suburban Areas Spreading

Need Of Skywalks On Highway As Suburban Areas Spreading

As the rising accidents are taking place in rising number on the extended Mumbai-Agra Highway, there is an increasing demand to build skywalks at essential spots to facilitate pedestrians cross safely.

The highway that passes through the jurisdiction of the Bhadrakali, Panchavati, Adgaon and Ambad police stations frequently observed serious accidents. In current year there have been 22 fatal accidents so far in the influence of the Adgaon police station only, while 38 have been accidents where people remained with disability or an injury.

Senior officials of the Adgaon police station explained that ever since the widening of the highway, motorists have been driving their vehicle in full speed and most of the time when someone is crossing the road; it becomes hard for drivers to control the vehicle. They added that in Adgaon alone, several suburban areas have developed on both sides of the highway, following which people have to cross the highway frequently.

Spots near Jatra Hotel, Konark Nagar, Adgaon Chowk, Rasbihari Chowk,Nandur Naka,Amritdham have seen many accidents in which pedestrians lost their lives said senior PI of Adgaon police station, S S Daule. He added that if authorities put up skywalks in these areas, the number of fatal accidents would come down.

Uddhav Nimse, from Standing Committe said ever since the work of road widening was taken up, he followed up on the issue with proposals of putting up either skywalks or create underpasses at important locations on the highway for the convenience of the pedestrians.

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