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Choked Okhla not safe for pedestrians!

The traffic jam in Jamia Nagar is getting from bad to worse. Now the situation is such that even pedestrians are not safe while wading to vehicles in the jammed locality that has become a regular thing in the deprived locality.

A resident said he was hit by e-battery rickshaw while walking through a traffic jammed road in front of Tikona Park. “There was a traffic jam and several people started walking to reach their destination early. I too started walking. And as I was doing so an e-rickshaw tried to take U-turn without looking behind. As I was trying to cross the road the auto rammed into me, injuring me severely,” said a resident on the condition of anonymity.

He visited a local hospital where he got first-aid and doctors have advised him ten days bed rest. This is the not they only incident in the locality. A resident said his wife too was hurt by e-rickshaw.  Moreover, the mushrooming of e-rickshaw in the locality has made things difficult for residents, who said the roads have been overcrowded.

Activist Anisur Rahman told OKHLATIMES that a large number of e-rickshaws can be found in the locality these days and interestingly many are running without license. “Just think it will be extremely difficult to trace e-rickshaws in case they hit somebody,” h e said. Rahman is planning to write letter to Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and other top officials so that action could be taken against violators.

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