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Punjab Becomes 1st State to Enforce ‘right to walk’

Published on May 11, 2023
Current Context: 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.
Punjab Becomes 1st State to Enforce ‘right to walk’
  • The state government has issued these directions following two court orders after PILs were filed at Punjab and Haryana HC and another in the Supreme Court.
  • The move is aimed at reducing deaths related to road accidents and promoting safety, equity and sustainability.


Q.1 Which state in India has become the first to enforce the “right to walk” policy?
a. Kerala
b. Tamil Nadu
c. Gujarat
d. Punjab
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