Spare a thought for the pedestrian

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This has reference to the letter by Vithal G. Deshpande published on April 9, about pedestrians being careless on the city’s roads.

While I agree with Mr. Deshpande that pedestrians cross roads where they shouldn’t, I feel that absolutely no safe crossing is provided for pedestrians here.

There are no zebra crossings, and even if there are, no prior warnings are visible to the motorists while approaching one. I have not seen a single motorist taking notice of the crossing and stopping for a pedestrian.

There are no designated pedestrian crossing lights. I have seen motorists, especially two-wheeler riders speeding through red lights and even driving in wrong direction on one-way streets, often with their headlights off.

Due to this, the pedestrians have no choice but to walk carefully to avoid being knocked down by a vehicle.

I appeal to road planners to plan with some consideration for the pedestrians and to the motorists to also have some concern for them.

Sudhakar Khandavalli

United Kingdom

EC errs

Like Mr. S.R. Ramanujan (EC, whither my right to vote?, The Hindu, April 22, 2014) we, my wife and I, received the Elector’s Photo Identity Card (EPIC) cards from eSeva after applying online and filling the Form-6.

The cards numbers are WRH1251115 by name Kishore Mohammed Ali, and WRH1251180 by name Amina Kishore.

However, both our names cannot be found on the voters’ list form No. 63, Nampally Assembly Constituency.

We are tired of the process and hoping something positive happens before election day.

M.A. Kishore

P.S. Nagar

(Readers can write about different problems in their locality, attach photographs and email them to or post them to The City Editor, The Hindu, Begumpet, Hyderabad – 16)



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