Friday, September 30, 2005

Sky Walk in Jayanagar hangs in air with no users

Sky Walk in Jayanagar hangs in air with no users
Vijay Times

THE Rs 50 lakh ’Sky W alk’ at Jayanagar 4th Block, which was inaugurated a month ago is yet to find ’walkers’. The sky bridge, sponsored by Selvel V anatage Company , was constructed to help pedestrians easily cross the road between Jayanagar shopping complex and the bus stand and to ease the burden of traffic police.

But one finds very few users of this Sky W alk even on busy evenings during weekends. People find it convenient to cross the road at the manually monitored traffic signal which is less than 100 metres away from the bridge rather than climbing steps to get on to the Sky W alk.

W alking along the Sky W alk is strict no for senior citizens of Jayanagar . "I have arthritis. I cannot climb the steps. I prefer to cross the road," says Shantha, an elderly woman residing in Jayanagar 4th T block.

The trick to force pedestrians use the Sky W alk lies with the traffic police. "If the manual signal is converted to automatic one, limiting the time for pedestrian crossing, it would force people to utilise the Sky W alk," says a shop owner at Jayanagar complex.

According to sources, a plan has been formulated to construct such bridges in 27 other locations in the City . But the question is will there be any takers for such bridges.


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