Kozhikode: Pedestrians cry for Zebra lines

Even near the commissioner's office, and also at all busy spots in the city

KOZHIKODE: The State Consumer Forum will take legal measures against the district administration, city police and public works department (PWD) for its failure to re-draw zebra lines at crossings.

Though the zebra lines are the right of pedestrians, the majority are either missing or faded, and quarrel between pedestrians and drivers are a regular feature at busy junctions as drivers fail to notice them.

Consumer Forum district secretary Valsan Nellikode told DC that it was on the warpath for ensuring visible zebra lines.“Even near the commissioner’s office, and also at all busy spots in the city, it is tough for the pedestrians to cross the road,” he said.“We have lost faith in the officials as nobody has done anything so far. So we are planning to take legal action against them.”

Mean while, the PWD officials pointed out that they were permitted to draw zebra lines only once in two years.But police commissioner Uma Behera said they could avail money from Traffic Safety Fund.

( Source : deccan chronicle )
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