Prohibited Cat's Eye Provides Nightmare To Commuters
The oversized cat's eye are disturbing smooth flow of traffic and creating problems for the residents of federal capital as the CDA has not remove the studs from the key roads.
ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 12th Oct, 2018 ) :The oversized cat's eye are disturbing smooth flow of traffic and creating problems for the residents of Federal capital as the CDA has not remove the studs from the key roads. The studs are fast proving nightmare to commuters, besides posing serious threats to their lives, said a resident of I/10 , Khizer Hayat, who frequently travel on federal capital roads. Khizar Hayat, a resident of I-10 sector said these cat's eyes had been banned across the world after criticism by the road-users.
He informed that one of his friends recently bore a serious injury as a nail of broken cat's eye penetrated inside his head.
Urging the authorities concerned, a resident, Shabraiz said removal of the cat's eyes from every road of the capital might take time but at least, the departments concerned should fix the broken ones timely.
In a survey conducted by APP, a large number of people asked the authorities concerned to get rid of studs for the safety of public lives and property, saying revolutionary changes in automobile industry has improved road infrastructure, but unfortunately in Pakistan the departments concerned still considers cat's eyes essential to mark lanes and slow down the vehicles speed while using them as speed breakers, whereas for the purpose, proper education was required, besides making people strictly hold to the relevant rules.
Talking to APP a top official of National Highways and Motorway Police, Senior Superintendent Police Jamil Hashmi, sharing the data on road accidents said around 15,000 people lost their lives per-annum on the country's highways .
Capital Development Authority (CDA) Director Roads and Maintenance, Abdul Fateh said the authority was already considering to remove heavy metals as the civic authority had to submit a reply in Parliament's committee blaming cat eye's for the accident of a high profile official.
The director said some different sizes of road studs were being used ranging from 4 to 8 inches, meant to specified purpose and areas while big cat's eyes were installed near schools, mosques and hospitals as the CDA received complaints regarding hit and run cases.
"The rash drivers receive jerk when they drive through these cat's eyes and are compelled to reduce the speed of their vehicles," Fateh added.
CDA Director Traffic Engineering Azam Lodhi informed that the authority was well cognizant of the public criticism on the issue, especially a recent social media campaign and a new plan was formulated to replace heavy metals studs and fix small rubber made to ensure public safety.