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Students bring traffic to halt, demand foot-over-bridge


HYDERABAD: Demand for a foot-over-bridge in front of the Muffakham Jah College of Engineering and Technology (MJCET), Banjara Hills, Road No 2, grew louder after over 200 students poured into the street on Wednesday, halting the vehicular movement for close to an hour.

The stretch from Nagarjuna Circle leading to KBR National Park has proved unsafe over the years with several pedestrians meeting with accidents while crossing the road. Pedestrians, missing death by a whisker, has become an everyday occurrence on this stretch.



Last month, a student of the college was hit by a speeding car outside the campus. She suffered serious injuries in the accident.

The incident has left the students of the college angry . “Since the stretch is accident-prone, many students are frightened to cross the road. FoBs are being built across the city .Then what is preventing the government from having one in front of our college?” asked Syed Mujtaba, a BE student.

Carrying placards with the slogan, `we want footover-bridge’, the students took to the streets.

Following frequent accidents on the stretch, MJCET students had earlier started a campaign and gathered over 1,500 signatures appealing to the Telangana government to build an FoB at the earliest. “The girl who met with an accident is still not able to walk. We don’t want any more accidents to occur. The government must build an FoB before any more tragic incidents happen,” said Sayeed Bin Abubakar, a student.

Courtesy: Times Of India

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