Relocate the overbridge
Last week a senior citizen had been knocked down by a vehicle at Uttara Sector-4 crossing with Jasimuddin Avenue, while he was crossing the very busy road. It was pathetic sight to see the old man lying in the middle of the road senseless. There is a foot overbridge located in front of Scholastica School, which remains unused mostly as the large majority of students come in cars. I have spent time observing this myself, being a resident. The rationale behind the bridge location defies logic as thousands of ordinary people, old and young, cross the junction mentioned above every day under very risky conditions as traffic comes from five directions there.
Through your columns I would like to draw the attention of the responsible authorities to immediately undertake the relocation of the bridge to the junction where it would actually serve its purpose. The new junction location would facilitate the mass users while the very few current location users would not really be inconvenienced as the new location would be a walking distance away.
Will the authorities act before we lose some precious lives?