Students of the Muffakham Jah College of Engineering and Technology (MJCET) in Hyderabad's Banjara Hills on Wednesday took to the streets and halted traffic for an hour, demanding a foot-over-bridge outside the college.
The stretch outside the college, situated on Road no 2, is one of the busiest stretches in the city and the students have been demanding a foot-over-bridge for a while now.
The Times of India reported:
Pedestrians, missing death by a whisker, has become an everyday occurrence on this stretch. Last month, a student of the college was hit by a speeding car outside the campus...Following frequent accidents on the stretch, MJCET students had earlier started a campaign and gathered over 1,500 signatures appealing to the Telangana government to build an FoB at the earliest.
"Since the stretch is accident-prone, many students are frightened to cross the road. FoBs are being built across the city. Then what is preventing the government from having one in front of our college?" Syed Mujtaba, a BE student asked TOI.
Speaking after a student was hit by a speeding cab, Md Moosa Khan, head of security at the college, told TNIE, "20,000 students use this gate between 8.30 am and 4.15 pm. Its a blind curve and it becomes very difficult for us to conrol traffic during peak traffic hours."
The students also carried placards during the protest.
Here are some pictures from the protest.