Increasing accidents: SU to get pedestrian bridges with ramp-ways

Wednesday 15 March 2017 2 months ago 359   Jamshoro   Print

VC Sindh University Dr. Burfat in meeting with NHA Delegation

Report  Ali Murad Chandio : JAMSHORO: The National Highway Authority (NHA) has agreed to construct three pedestrian bridges with ramp-ways for motorcyclists at the entry points of the University of Sindh and prepare a service road starting from Mehran University to Liaquat Medical Varsity in a bid to avoid increasing accidents in future and protect the lives of students, teachers and employees equally. This was agreed by NHA General Manager Sindh South Tufail Ahmed Shaikh, who called on Vice-Chancellor Sindh University Prof. Dr. Fateh Muhammad Burfat along with his 6-member delegation here on Wednesday. The NHA delegation visited SU vice chancellor on the directives of NHA chairman who was contacted by Dr. Burfat soon after three different accidents that took place on the Indus Highway leaving three students dead. Dr. Burfat requested him to build pedestrian bridges for pedestrian students and ramp-ways for those coming to campus by their bikes Talking to the delegation, Dr. Burfat said that all three varsities including that of Sindh University were situated at the Indus Highway but he lamented that there was no any pedestrian bridge for the students to cross the road safe and sound. “Soon after I took over as vice chancellor, three students met with an accident and lost their precious lives in separate incidents. This compelled me to contact chairman NHA who very kindly heard and assured me of his full cooperation in this regards”, he said. He said that the lives of students were more precious and the university administration had to protect them at all costs. Therefore, he added that as per discussion between him and chairman NHA, a service road and three pedestrian bridges with ramp-way should be built forthwith for the sake of the safeguard of students, teachers and other employees. Dr. Burfat proposed that the service road ought to be built from Mehran University of Engineering & Technology (MUET) to Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences (LUMHS) in order to save the lives of the students studying at all three varsities. He said that there was a stopover for the vans and buses bound for various cities at the second gate of LUMHS which is needed to be shifted elsewhere. “Whenever the ambulances are bound for LUMHS hospital, these vehicle face a great rush leaving many of them die on the way; So there is no need of such stops”, said Dr. Fateh Muhammad Burfat. On the occasion, the G.M NHA Tufail Shaikh agreed with the proposals of the vice chancellor and assured him to build 3 pedestrian bridges with ramp-way for bikers and a service road as proposed by Dr. Burfat after the completion of survey and other cordial formalities. 02