As residents from nearby residential pockets try to cross the Metro corridors, they are often faced with speeding vehicles.
Metro corridors across the sub-city have become risky for pedestrians to cross, thanks to speeding vehicles.
People from nearby residential pockets find it difficult to even cross the corridor and enter the station.
Swarna Latha, a resident of Sector 12, said," The corridor is open with no speed limits —vehicles often fly by! I once fell down in fear, as a speeding bike brushed past me near the station. It was a narrow escape. Since then, I prefer a rickshaw or an auto to approach the station."
Stations in Sectors such as 11,12,13 and 14 face a similar problem.
Raj Kumar Chowhan, a resident of Sector 13, and a frequent Metro commuter, said, "The residents of our sector mostly walk to the Metro station. But as soon as we reach the road where we need to cross over to the station, we become very alert, owing to vehicles passing in great speed. I think there must be a speed limit near the stations."
The stretch in front of Sector 13 and 14 is particularly vulnerable because, as residents claim, there’s quite a big wine shop in front of Sector 14 metro station, so a lot of people often drink and drive, often leading to speeding.
Residents are demanding a speed limit and also some kind of check to stop and prosecute the speeding drivers.