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Punjab: Right to Walk


Source: TOI

Punjab has become the first state in India to enforce the “right to walk” by making it mandatory for road-owning agencies, including the NHAI, to provide footpaths and cycle tracks in all future expansion of roads and construction of new ones.


The state government has issued these directions and instructed all agencies to prepare an action plan to construct footpaths and cycle tracks with a time frame and budget provision.


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