ISLAMABAD - Commuters are facing severe problems in the federal capital due to absence of overhead bridges on the main crossing points, particularly at the Zero Point Interchange.

The commuters were said that the authorities concerned have yet to install overhead bridges.

The commuters demanded that civic body should install overhead bridges, sheds and construct proper bus stops to protect them from rain and heat. A senior citizen, Shamim Bibi, pointed out that it is difficult for old age people to cross roads from pedestrian bridges erected over different roads and especially for persons with disabilities.

She said Zebra crossings at busy roads of the capital are no more providing a safe passage to the pedestrians, as most of the drivers have no awareness about zebra crossing, so they do not bother to stop and let people cross.

When contacted, an official of Traffic Police said the department is trying to create awareness among the masses by launching various campaigns.

An official of CDA said the civic body is planning to construct overhead bridges, bus stops and other facilities, which were either removed or damaged during the construction work on the highways.