As per a new Guideline developed by Unified Traffic and Transportation Infrastructure (Planning & Engineering) Centre, in future pedestrian Foot Over Bridges (FOBs) will be constructed only if crossing a road on ground level is not feasible. The meeting chaired by Lt. Governer of Delhi, decided to ban the use of escalators in new pedestrian bridges, instead elevators and staircase will be used.
The above is relevant considering recently Joint Commissioner Traffic, Shri Satyendra Garg also posted on Delhi Traffic Police FaceBook page that he finds that people often resort to jumping over the railings while FOBs are available at many places. Perhaps while planning traffic management in Delhi, one needs to consider that there is a large floating population in Delhi, and people always find it more convenient to use ground crossing of a road rather than using FOBs / underpasses. Ground level crossings of course are also more suitable for Snr citizens and disabled persons.
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