As work on the city’s first dedicated cycling track at Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) is nearing completion, the planning agency has decided to initiate an awareness drive to get people to use this environment friendly mode of transport.
The 12-km long dedicated cycling lane, which the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) is constructing at a cost of Rs 6 crore, is expected to be ready by March.
As part of the awareness drive, the agency has written to the schools, such as Dhirubhai Ambani School, Arya Vidya Mandir and American School of Bombay, and corporate houses operating in BKC. “We have written to various people and organisations in BKC asking them to use the cycling track,” said SVR Srinivas, additional metropolitan commissioner.
The agency had held a meeting with the members of the Bandra-Kurla Complex in January to inform them about the cycling track, which are being set up next to the pavement and will traverse along the internal roads of BKC.
The agency has made a provision of Rs 150 crore for improving the internal roads at BKC, and the money for the dedicated lane would be spent from this corpus.
The dedicated cycling track project is part of MMRDA’s plan to improve connectivity in the business hub, whose infrastructure is growing by the year.