Petition for zebra crossing near Central station subway dismissed

On finding that there at least five zebra crossings within a span of 1.16 km together with one pedestrian subway, the Madras High Court dismissed a plea which sought a further place for crossing Waltax Road (VOC Salai) near the Railway Parcel Office, Central Railway Station.
File Photo for representative purpose only
File Photo for representative purpose only


Seeking to keep the pedestrian subway fit and clean for use at all times, the first bench comprising Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice PD Audikesavalu, said, “In view of there being so many pedestrian crossings and the pedestrian sub-way within a short stretch of 1.16 km, the petitioner’s prayer for a further zebra crossing to be provided for, cannot be entertained.” “There does not appear to be any public interest involved in the matter though the State would do well to ensure that the pedestrian sub-way is kept clean and fit for use at all times and pedestrians are favoured with the red light stopping the traffic at the zebra crossings,” the bench stressed. The plea moved by R Kanagaraj sought to make at least two provisions for crossing the VOC Road (within the 500 meters) and provide a zebra crossing.

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