With­out lights, Airoli sky­walk is danger zone

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI -

The sky­walk at AiroliDiva vil­lage on Mu­lund-Airoli road is in com­plete dark­ness.

The ab­sence of lights in the sky­walk is caus­ing prob­lems for stu­dents, women and se­nior cit­i­zens who reg­u­larly use it dur­ing evening hours.

De­spite com­plaints, there has been lit­tle ac­tion by civic au­thor­i­ties and they are yet to look into the prob­lem, said Airoli res­i­dents.

The state-of-the-art sky­walk at sec­tor 15 and 16 was con­structed by the NMMC to put an end to a spate of ac­ci­dents that took place in the area when res­i­dents crossed the busy road.

The sky­walk has been fac­ing a num­ber of prob­lems for some time. With­out lights, the sit­u­a­tion has wors­ened.

Shrid­har Apte, a lo­cal res­i­dent, said: “Res­i­dents are hes­i­tat­ing to use the sky­walk at night. The sky­walk is in­creas­ingly be­ing taken over by drug ad­dicts.”

He added, “They can now be seen even dur­ing day time. This is rais­ing se­cu­rity con­cerns for women and stu­dents. It is high time the civic body took strict ac­tion and re­stored the sky­walk to its orig­i­nal con­di­tion.”

Civic of­fi­cials said the sit­u­a­tion will be rec­ti­fied at the ear­li­est.

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