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Gurugram roads still perilous for pedestrians

Large scale construction activities are being carried out in major roads of Gurugram to enhance the infrastructure in these routes, which experiences heavy traffic movement daily.

However, the absence of facilities for pedestrians still continues to pose several dangers for a large number of people, who do not use their own vehicles.

Among the revamped traffic routes that have poor facilities for city strollers, include National Highway-8, Golf Course Road, Golf Course Extension Road, Gurugram- Faridabad Road, Sohna Road and MG Road and HUDA City Centre.

According to official estimates, there are around eight deaths that are reported daily in the city due to road accidents.

Most of these deaths are that of the pedestrians, and not of the motorists.

In the past, the District Authorities were forced to build Foot over Bridges (FOB's) by the local residents owing to death of pedestrians by movement of high speed vehicles at Gurugram-Faridabad area.

Yet, the residents complain that poor maintenance and incomplete work has resulted in people still not using the FOB.

Similar protests by citizens have also come out from areas like HUDA City Centre and Golf Course Road where complaints of non availability of footpaths and FOB's have been raised for a long time.

"What is the use of making world class city if it cannot take care of its pedestrians? There are just no footpaths and FOB's," said city resident.
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