RESIDENT SPEAK: No place for pedestrians in Sector 29, Noida

Posted: Sep 21, 2018     By SK Manocha

Pedestrians are a neglected lot in our country. People walking on the roads have always had to face apathy of motorists and road planners. I think they are the most vulnerable of the lot who sometimes pay a hefty price for no fault of their own.

The main reason for this is that our cities do not have enough footpaths and walking areas dedicated for pedestrians and whatever few we have aren’t maintained by the authorities.

One such case in point is the neglected state of the footpath opposite Army Public School, on Shaheed Smarak Road in Sector 29/37 in Noida. It is one of the busiest roads of the area particularly during morning hours when schoolchildren board their transport. 

The majority of the footpath is covered with overgrown wild grass making it impossible for us to walk here. We are forced to take our morning walks on the main road amidst the honking of vehicles and chaos.

Small children have been forced to negotiate their way through heavy traffic twice a day. It looks like the authorities are waiting for an accident to happen before doing anything. 

I had complained about the situation to the Noida Complaints Call Centre on September 14 and followed up again on September 17 and 20, but nothing has been done so far.

I request the authorities to look into the matter and help us out.

TAGS: Pedestrians / road planners / footpaths / Army Public School / Shaheed Smarak Road / Sector 29/37 / Noida