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Ever Wondered Why Delhi’s Footpaths Have Speed Bumps? Because We Need Them

Published on 20 July, 2016 at 10:57 pm By

Delhi’s roads might be wider than most cities in India, but Delhi also supports a massive population, making our roads overcrowded most of the time. The metro has helped some but the number of cars on Delhi roads and Delhi’s pollution levels see a constant rise.

Pedestrians walking on Delhi’s footpaths have to sidestep hawkers, vendors, stray animals, and even speed breakers.


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In 2015 alone, there were 1,622 deaths caused by road accidents in Delhi; this gave Delhi the unwanted distinction of having the highest number of casualties for a city in the category. When the roads get busy, not only cycles and bikes but even small buses can be found driving on the footpaths, making speed bumps a necessity.

 

Origin: SUNO


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