This is how Mumbai’s congested Nagpada will look in the next few months
The project plans to regulate the traffic and create refuge area for pedestrians, along with creating additional parking space two- and four-wheeler parking space.mumbai Updated: Oct 04, 2017 12:23 IST
A recreational area, a podium to hoist the National flag and additional parking space -- all this and more will soon be reality at Mumbai’s congested Nagpada junction.
Rais Shaikh, group leader of the Samajwadi Party in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and corporator of Nagpada, said, “We met civic Ajoy Mehta several times to finalise plan to decongest the junction. He asked for a detailed plan for the project. We now have a three-dimensional digital plan ready. The work can start in two months.”
The triangular junction, where five roads intersect, witnesses heavy traffic snarls. The project plans to regulate the traffic and create refuge area for pedestrians, along with creating additional parking space two- and four-wheeler parking space.
Architect Hafeez Contractor created a blueprint for the project, while the BMC started to clear hawkers and illegal parking on the arterial roads from June, said Shaikh.
The police have barricaded the cleared area to prevent the entry of hawkers. “It is difficult to cross the road at this junction at present. The narrow footpaths are always clogged, making it difficult for pedestrians to walk. There is also a school in the vicinity. Unregulated traffic flow is a major hazard here. We need one more meeting with the commissioner to finalise the plan,” said Shaikh.
First Published: Oct 04, 2017 12:23 IST