Now, roads to get help from cops

Vishwamanva Double road in Kuvempunagar (a stretch of road starting from opposite to Kukkarahalli lake side to Andolana circle) has got a guardian in Kuvempunagar traffic policemen.

The traffic police have launched road adoption programme to keep the stretch including footpaths on either side traffic-friendly. In a first such initiative the afore said road was adopted at a programme organised in the middle of the stretch.

Students from Vijaya Vitthala, Rotary School of Mysore West and also Government School in Kukkarahalli took out a rally highlighting the importance of footpaths for pedestrians. The placards held by the students both in Kannada and English read as follows- Paadacharigaligoo raste balasuva hakkide (pedestrians too have right to use the road), Nirlakshyada nadige, masanada kadege ( One negligent step will lead towards graveyard), Footpath teravugolisi, aphagatha tappisi (Clear footpath and avoid accidents), cars are made of steel, pedestrians you are fraglie to mention a few.

Needless to say, according to the recent statistics released by the police, pedestrians are second highest among the fatalities.

 In the year 2011, 29.73 per cent pedestrians lost their lives against 40.29 pc in 2010, 27.54 pc in 2009 and 33.33 per cent in 2008.

Mayor Pushpalatha Chikkanna flagged off the rally. DCP (crime and traffic) P Rajendra Prasad, ACP (traffic) Shankare Gowda, Inspectors Prabhakar Bhalki,  Mohammed Ishraff, B S Rajashekar and others were present. 

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