By Aisha Jabbarova
President Ilham Aliyev has inaugurated a new pedestrian passage at the intersection of central Heydar Aliyev Avenue and Zaki Mammadov Street that are among the crowded spots in capital Baku.
The construction of the pedestrian passage, which is 98 meters in length and 5 meters in width, started in November 2018 and has been carried out via closed drilling method not to hamper the movement of cars.
A modern lighting and video surveillance system has been applied in the passage. The passage is of particular importance in this section of the Heydar Aliyev Avenue in terms of traffic regulation, traffic congestion, accident prevention and pedestrian safety. Use of the crosswalk will eliminate traffic violations in areas where traffic is intensive.
The construction of the passage is among series of efforts taken by the Azerbaijani State Agency of Roads upon the presidential order to tackle the traffic-related problem in the capital. In recent years, Baku has seen the construction of new bridges, overground and underground pedestrian passages and other facilities – all aimed at reducing the problem with traffic jams in Baku.
Seven overground and underground pedestrian passages were built and commissioned on Baku and suburban roads, as well as on highways over the period of 2018-2019. There are currently underground and underground pedestrian passages in eight areas, with some of them being under construction. New passages in six more spots are planned to be constructed soon.
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