Make life convenient for the pedestriansWhen the Chennai to Bangalore Highway was thought of and made, little thought was paid to the safety of pedestrians. Cars and buses ply at speeds upwards of 100 kms per hour and the pedestrians who need to cross over to the other side, are put to tremendous difficulty. There are overbridges only in towns lime Vellore.
The authorities woke up some years ago, and have built spaces for pedestrians to cross over in a couple of places in Vellore District.
This apart, it is a horrible sight to see small children, with huge school bags, impatiently waiting with their anxious mothers to cross the road in so many places. There is hardly any police to regulate the traffic. Similarly, in places like the wonderful Pondy Bazaar, Chennai, which is a superb market for shopping, the encroachment of the vendors is so complete that walking on the pavements has become a nightmare of sorts. One has to learn from Bangalore, where many localities have good pavements earmarked for pedestrians.
Will the various State Governments wake up and do something?