The case with the footbridge in “Proslav” reached the national ombudsman

The case with the footbridge in “Proslav” reached the national ombudsman
The case with the footbridge in “Proslav” reached the national ombudsman

The case involving the footbridge over the high-speed Sofia railway line reached the office of the national ombudsman, Diana Kovacheva. The aerial bridge divides the Plovdiv district “Proslav” in two, in which 8000 people live. An additional problem for the residents is that the elevators of the walkway have not been working for almost two years now.

An expert from Diana Kovacheva’s team was familiar with the complex issue, which is beyond the competence of the local authorities. The team of specialists of the national ombudsman consulted citizens within the framework of the moved reception, which was held on two consecutive days in Plovdiv, reported a reporter of Plovdiv24.bg.

The pedestrian overpass is the only connection between the two parts of the neighborhood. Non-working toilets greatly impair the quality of life of residents, especially the elderly, people with reduced mobility and mothers with strollers. Despite the proximity of “Proslav” to the rowing base, which is used by the whole city, the residents of the neighborhood cannot ride a bicycle there, for example.

After the construction of the high-speed railway line, the school, the community center with the library, the church, the polyclinic remained on its southern side, and on the other – the ATMs and supermarkets, said the chairman of the association.

The problem dates back to 2013, when the construction of the high-speed railway line began. During all these years, all possible institutions were referred, even court cases were conducted. An expert from the office of the national ombudsman promised that they would also do a new check.

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