A few weeks ago, the gardener of UET Lahore died in an accident in front of the gate on the GT Road. The management committee of UET decided to approach the Lahore Development Authority (LDA) and requested to build a pedestrian crossing bridge for the safety of students as well as staff in front of the main gate. However, LDA refused to do so; yes, refused it.
During the visit of Shalimar Bagh, while I was passing in front of the Varsity, what I see was tremendous. The Development Authority only agreed to build a speed breaker. Probably, this will or will not reduce the frequency of accidents; but a bridge is mandatory.
It is because there is always a massive influx of traffic can be seen during office hours. There is also heavy traffic such as trucks which often overloaded. The varsity is situated on one of the busy roads of Lahore; this is the one which dates to Sher Shah Suri times. The historic highway connects Peshawar with Indian City Agra.
Occasionally, the ignorant one’s race on the newly constructed road and perform different sort of immoral activities such as wheeling, racing and making a video of their actions.
Most importantly, all the Pakistan-India trade pass through Wagha Border and as well as in front of UET gate.
It is not the only problem which is remained being unaddressed. There is also massive pollution in Lahore; all types of Solid Waste, Noise and most importantly, Air pollution. The institutions are not working or making the full use of the resources.
To sum up, one accepts it or not; the pedestrian crossing bridge is necessary for the well-being of the students and the ones who visit the Varsity.
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