Footpath For Pedestrians
The NGO is currently running an advocacy to secure the footpaths for pedestrians for they are a very vulnerable category of road users. In the city of Jaipur as in the other cities of the state too footpaths remain encroached. This forces the pedestrians to walk precariously with vehicles. This is one of the reasons of accidents involving them. As an NGO member Muskaan made a representation to the High Level Transport Management Committee and Traffic Control Board (TCB) highlighting the need to remove encroachments on the pavements by shopkeepers, vendors, automobile showroom owners, government allotted kiosks and telephone & electrical DPs. In a recently attended Traffic Control Board (TCB) meeting Muskaan made a presentation displaying prominent encroachments on footpaths. This led taking a positive step, The Jaipur Development Authority a committee was formed. In the month of December 2019 the committee consisting of engineers of JDA and Muskaan members began a survey to list out encroachments, access issues, damage and lack of footpath in the Jaipur city. The completed list would be submitted to the Commissioner for action. Our advocacy will continue till a system has been built by the government to maintain footpaths as the sole domain of pedestrians. This Jaipur specific advocacy is expected to be followed by others city administrations too .