Saturday, Date: Apr 01, 2023 Time: 4:12 pm

Lights missing on Poles on Cycle track in Chandigarh

Chandigarh: Imagine paddling a cycle through a dark alleyway in the middle of the night. Wouldn’t you feel a rising sense of dread and apprehension with every paddle?
The importance of proper street lighting is underpinned by many factors, key among them is safety. The first thing that comes to mind when we think about safety is the prevention of accidents.
Poor visibility is a leading contributor to accidents, both because drivers cannot see where they are going, and because cyclists too have difficulty spotting oncoming traffic or roadside obstacles.
Poles could be seen erected alongside a cycle track near Sector 54 moving towards Phase 2 Franco Hotel Road but lack lights on the poles on whole stretch.
Some of the cyclists while talking to The Team Aman Sandesh Times added, there is danger in using cycle track due to absence of lighting and there are chances of criminal activity in the area.
The primary purpose of street lights is to aid road users and the light should be bright enough to allow people to see the path clearly and avoid mishaps. For instance, a well-lit cycle track could help a cyclists see loose stones or pot holes, thereby avoiding injuries and a cyclist added brightly lit area generally makes us feel safer.
It is pertinent to mention here that Mohali Resident has filled a RTI to check the amount spent on cycle tracks on different stretches in Chandigarh.
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