JM Road: A danger zone for children

There is hardly a traffic constable or a traffic warden to help students or the elderly cross the road, say residents.

Written by Manoj Dattatrye More | Pune | Updated: March 17, 2015 4:54 am
JM Road, JM Road Pune, JM road accident, Traffic constables or wardens are rarely present to help students or the elderly cross the road, allege residents.

Two college students died while crossing the Dehu Road-Katraj bypass on Monday. The scene in the heart of the city, especially on the one-way Jangli Maharaj (JM) Road is equally dangerous for pedestrians.

The life of schoolchildren, college students and the elderly remain under threat throughout the day as an array of vehicles zip at breakneck speed. In fact, right from Sancheti Hospital to Deccan, pedestrians, especially the old and the schoolchildren, find it difficult to cross the road. There is hardly a traffic constable or a traffic warden to help students or the elderly cross the road, say residents.

Not only pedestrians, even two-wheeler riders are at risk while crossing the road. Residents say the road desperately needs speed-breakers like rumblers strips that can slow down the pace of vehicles. Vivek Kharwadkar, Additional City Engineer, PMC, said in two days the civic body will set up speed-breakers on the road.

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