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Donnerstag, 25.02.2021
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Nagpur Smart and Sustainable City Development Corporation Limited (NSSCDCL) and Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) have finally started creating dedicated bicycle track on city’s roads.

The NSSCDCL has planned 18km of cycling track in the city. The track would be mostly concentrated in lanes surrounding main roads in west part of the city, completing a loop at Law College Square.

The 18km track will cover one stretch from Law College Square to Bole Petrol Pump, VIP Road, Alankar Square, Swargiya Annabhau Sathe Chowk, Neeri Chowk and back to Bole Petrol Pump. It will then cover Maharajbagh Square, Akashwani Square, VCA Square, Mason Lodge Square, Japanese Garden Square, Seminary Hills (via WCL ghat road), Vayusena Nagar, Hanuman Tekdi Road, Walker’s Street, Ladies Club Square, Ahimsa Chowk and up to Law College Square.

Under the first phase, NSSCDCL will mark bicycle track on four km stretch which will start from Ramgiri to Ladies Club, Law College Chowk, Maharajbagh, VCA ground, Japanese Garden and back to Ramgiri. The work of marking remaining track will be taken up later.

Municipal commissioner Radhakrishnan B and chief executive officer (CEO) of Nagpur Smart and Sustainable City Development Corporation Limited (NSSCDCL) Bhubaneswari S performed bhoomipuja for the bicycle track on Walkers’ Street in Civil Lines on Thursday.

Cold plastic paint is being used to paint the track on Walkers’ Street. It will be about 1.5 metre wide along the footpath on either side of the road.

The main motive for developing the track is to reduce the carbon footprint. “The track would also promote bicycle riding,” said Radhakrishnan B. The track at Walkers’ Street is likely to be completed early in February, said Bhubaneswari S.

The track lies between the newly laid footpaths and the CC Road at WHC Road.

Many cycling enthusiasts use the Walkers’ Street every day. The track will function as a safety net by keeping them away from the speeding traffic.

“Motorists and hawkers will be barred from entering the track. In case hawkers encroach the track, they will be immediately removed by the NMC authorities concerned,” said NSSCDCL’s deputy CEO and deputy municipal commissioner Mahesh Moroney.

NSSCDCL’s general manager (environment) Dr Pranita Umredkar, GM (mobility) Rajesh Duphare among others were present at the bhoomipuja function.


Autor(en)/Author(s): Proshun Chakraborty

Quelle/Source: The Times of India, 29.01.2021

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