During the mock drill programme that was held from October 8 to 15, the road from Bremen Chowk to Parihar Chowk was converted into a one-way street and no vehicles were allowed to ply on it, making it a walking zone for pedestrians.
The project has six main objectives -dedicated wide walkways for pedestrians and universal access for the physically disabled with wheelchairs. Among other facilities are Udaan shuttle service for short distance transportation, organised parking spaces for the public with four and two-wheeler parkings, dedicated cycling routes and an organised space for hawkers.
“We conducted the review meeting with road department officials and the architects’ team working with us on this smart city project. From next week, we will first start the citizens engagement programmes for the rest of the 8-km stretch, which are the internal roads in this Aundh area. The 8-km road plans will be made along with the local residents, taking their suggestions. For this, we will work according to the urban state design guidelines given by the central government,“ said Kumar.
Source : TOI