It is going to be a long wait for pedestrians wanting to safely cross the 16-km Edappally-Aroor NH Bypass corridor, as five foot overbridges (FOBs), built by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), are not anywhere near commissioning.
While the inordinate delay in readying these structures is attracting much criticism, demand is rife to install a pair of lifts, escalators, or ramps. There is also a complaint that the steps are steep, which will make the facilities inaccessible to handicapped and elderly people.
Now, pedestrians have a harrowing time on the ever-busy NH corridor, sometimes waiting for up to 10 minutes during peak hours, to cross the stretch, which has width varying between four and six lanes.
The FOBs are coming up at Edappally, EMC Hospital, Chalikkavattom, Kannadikkad, and Madavana. Read More