Dainik Jagran Cityplus, vashi
These days, commuters are facing a big problem to cross the lane from Sector 9 and 10 towards Sector 15 and 16 due to nonstop running of vehicles. Social worker Kishor Biswas said, “Sector 9 and 10 of Vashi are the only two big markets for vegetables and daily goods, while Sector 15 hosts the biggest cloth market of Navi Mumbai. However, these commercial places lack basic amenities. The worst part is the services provided by the traffic police department.”
Trupti Jhambulkar, a frequent visitor to these market says, “I and my friends usually come down to Vashi for shopping and our favourite market is the cloth market at Sector 15. This is the market, where we get the entire latest trend attires at a comparatively cheaper rate. But crossing the road from here to other end is very troublesome.” Another visitor Minakshi Ughade says, “Being the main link road that connects Mumbai to Koper Khairane, there is a heavy traffic rush on it. But the vehicles riders do not care to slow down their vehicles at the zebra crossings.”
“The major problem is the jumping of traffic signals by the vehicles at the fire station as well as near to Sabari hotel. Had the vehicles stopped at these signals the pedestrians would have enough time to cross the road,” Biswas added.
On the other hand traffic police sub inspector Hande said, “Looking at the large number of visitors visiting here, we do have deputed traffic police at the signal near the fire station and Sabri hotel. Sometimes due to absence of our man, people violate laws and jump the signals. We will ensure that traffic police personnel will vigil there round the clock.”