Must Read: Here’s how a group of youngsters is making Mumbai roads safer for us!


Because of poorly marked speed breakers in India, at least for once everyone has had to suddenly hit the brakes. Almost always without markings and terribly designed, these bumpy contraptions can effortlessly put your precious life in danger.

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But there’s a group of youngsters which comes out and has taken the responsibility of making the roads in Mumbai safer for its residents. The group started pasting radium stickers on the otherwise unmarked speed breakers and dividers in Borivali and Kandivali areas of Mumbai so that motorists will easily spot them at night.
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What began as an initiative by a small group of 15-20 young Mumbai people, has now garnered attention and support of lots of citizens who are ready to work for the cause. One of the group members, Harsh Mehta, told leading India news portal.
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We spotted there was a problem and we didn’t want to wait for something bad to happen to us. We did a little bit of research, and instantly started implementing the initiative. We collect funds through crowd-sourcing and have received an enormous response from the citizens as well.


The brainchild of Mr. Pankaj Thakkar said that this group believes that if you have the idea and are ready to put in the efforts no matter what, then you shouldn’t wait for the government to take action. Apparently, they have covered more than 50 dividers in Borivali and Kandivali (West), and they plan to expand this wonderful initiative in the rest of the city as well. And why just in the city? Their idea is worth replicating all throughout the country (India).
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They are also involved in several other social initiatives like feeding the laborers working for the Mumbai Metro project, teaching music, painting, dance, and other creative activities to the slum children, and feeding the stray animals.

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