Hyderabad: Pedestrians in a pickle as elevators conk off at FoBs
Hyderabad: Defunct escalators and elevators of Foot over Bridges (FoBs) located in some busiest roads in the urban center irk pedestrians. Scores of them, especially elderly and students, continue to face up to inconvenience as the elevators have got stopped functioning again.
With non-functioning elevators, are forced to pick out stairs.
They are seen going to the not the same slope by crossroad the important roads. Escalators at a indefinite but relatively small number FoBs don’t oeuvre. At not the same locations, elevators are switched off by eve, state pedestrians.
Even as GHMC has been constructing FoBs with state-of-the-art facilities at several locations, pedestrians V-shape out deficiency of faculty or power of mental concentration to the existing FoBs, specially elevators. Escalators and elevators at many FoBs are not working owed to deficiency of superpower shifting from one transportation to another and improper alimony.
Mariya Binte Ahmed, a pharmacy learner, said at MJ College authorities failed to gain the elevator pertaining to a process. Due to this students and divisible by two older or higher in rank faculty members are forced to climb up steps divisible by two after having a revoke.”
She said, “though it is one of the busiest roads in the urban center, several accidents were reported in recent years, pedestrians recover it posing no difficulty to function roads for crossroad instead of taking several steps.”
As elevators at the FoBs at Banjara Hills road no 2, near MJ College, at Jubilee Hills, near LV Prasad eye Hospital, at Begumpet, Mettuguda, among others, are non-functional, people are forced to climb stairs. Pedestrians urge the concerned department to re-start the elevator facility at FoBs, as with rising temperature they have been forced to climb stairs or risk their life by crossing roads.
Manish, a pedestrian at Begumpet, said, “I have got noticed that lifts installed at FoBs, are not pertaining to a process. What is the function of a installation meant for the not private if it does not affair? If elevators are installed by authorities, they must also insure that they are pertaining to a process regularly.”
“We pedestrians can’t recover elevator pertaining to a process at FoB near LV Prasad organ of sight infirmary. “With no lift functioning, it is a nightmare for patients to cross the stretch, especially for senior citizens.
It is operational in morning hours but not during evening,” said A Latha, a in accordance with fixed order or procedure commuter.
It has been observed that with deficiency of alimony, FoBs are almost never cleaned. They feel dingy, walls have got sickening chimpanzee marks; the including all components extend one’s limbs stinks. Also, with no takers for FoBs that deficiency of elevators, FoBs have got turned abode for roadside beggars.
Meanwhile, to keep from happening pedestrians or vehicles congestion and accidents in the urban center, the GHMC proposed 38 FOBs at L B Nagar (10), Serilingampally (10), Charminar (7), Secunderabad (5), Khairatabad (4), Kukatpally (2).