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A recent study by Delhi’s School of Planning and Architecture (SPA) lends credence to what residents and experts have known and highlighted for long—Gurugram is not a pedestrian friendly city.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Gurugram scores poorly in terms of walkability, footpaths absent in developing sectors: Study

Gurugram | By Prayag Arora-Desai, Gururgram
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2019 07:15 AM IST
Analysis by experts at the SPA also found that walkability decreases as one moves away from the city centre, with sectors near the Huda City Centre being highly walkable.
The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has cleared 116km of footpath of encroachments in the last 10 days. (Photo by Virendra Singh Gosain / Hindustan Times)
The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has cleared 116km of footpath of encroachments in the last 10 days. (Photo by Virendra Singh Gosain / Hindustan Times)

SDMC drive clears encroachments from 116km of footpath

New Delhi | By Ashish Mishra
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2019 08:55 PM IST
The action was initiated after the Supreme Court expressed concerns over growing parking menace and encroachment of pavements.
As many as 400 permanent and temporary structures were demolished in Greater Kailash-1 on Wednesday. The drive will be taken up in other south Delhi areas as well, said officials.(Sourced)
As many as 400 permanent and temporary structures were demolished in Greater Kailash-1 on Wednesday. The drive will be taken up in other south Delhi areas as well, said officials.(Sourced)

Footpaths in Delhi’s GK-1, Nizamuddin freed from encroachments after Supreme Court order

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2019 06:32 AM IST
The action comes two days after the Supreme Court expressed concerns over the growing parking menace and encroachment on pavements in Delhi. The apex court had noted that footpaths are meant for pedestrians and many people encroach footpaths for reasons such as extending the garden, making security guard cabins, etc.
Residents have so far identified 50 such footpaths in the city, including this one at BKC (in pic).(HT Photo)
Residents have so far identified 50 such footpaths in the city, including this one at BKC (in pic).(HT Photo)

Mumbai citizens take the Twitter route to throw light on neglected footpaths

Mumbai | By Tanushree Venkatraman, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2019 12:46 AM IST
The traffic police have identified lack of pedestrian-friendly infrastructure as the reason for the large number of fatalities in road accidents.
The accident spot at Sector-6A in Kamothe, where a speeding car mowed down a seven-year-old boy and a 32-year-old man on Sunday.(Hindustan Times)
The accident spot at Sector-6A in Kamothe, where a speeding car mowed down a seven-year-old boy and a 32-year-old man on Sunday.(Hindustan Times)

Kamothe accident: Locals want footpaths cleared, demand fair probe into crash

Hindustan Times | By Padmja Sinha, Navi Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUL 25, 2019 12:28 AM IST
Residents say footpaths are encroached upon by illegal hawkers
In a move to make Lower Parel more pedestrian-friendly, two kilometres of the footpath from Rakhangi chowk to Deepak cinema (Senapati Bapat Marg) will be revamped soon.(Bhushan Koyande/ Hindustan Times (Representative image))
In a move to make Lower Parel more pedestrian-friendly, two kilometres of the footpath from Rakhangi chowk to Deepak cinema (Senapati Bapat Marg) will be revamped soon.(Bhushan Koyande/ Hindustan Times (Representative image))

Ramps, bollards on the cards for 2-km footpath at Mumbai’s Lower Parel

Mumbai | By Tanushree Venkatraman
PUBLISHED ON JUL 22, 2019 04:02 AM IST
The work will be undertaken post monsoon.
The driver of the SUV, identified as Abhishek Dutt, was arrested from the site.(ANI Photo)
The driver of the SUV, identified as Abhishek Dutt, was arrested from the site.(ANI Photo)

‘Drunk’ man in SUV mows down 4-homeless sleeping on Delhi footpath, 1 dead

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2019 12:30 PM IST
The driver of the SUV, identified as Abhishek Dutt, was arrested from the site.
A water ATM opposite Medanta — The Medicity. Following complaints from residents and activists alleging encroachment of public spaces, the MCG has decided to remove 15 such structures installed across the city.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
A water ATM opposite Medanta — The Medicity. Following complaints from residents and activists alleging encroachment of public spaces, the MCG has decided to remove 15 such structures installed across the city.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

MCG will remove water ATMs from footpaths

Gurugram | By Dhananjay Jha
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2019 01:22 AM IST
Vikas Malik, executive engineer, MCG, said, “We have asked our vendors to remove all the water ATMs from footpaths as soon as possible. We will allocate suitable spaces for them.”
(Pramod Thakur/HT Photo)
(Pramod Thakur/HT Photo)

HT monsoon audit: Tree falls, open manholes, bad footpaths continue to pose a challenge in Mumbai

Hindustan Times | By Steffy Thevar, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUN 07, 2019 08:15 AM IST
Ahead of this monsoon, the HT audit found little evidence that things had changed for the better for pedestrians
According to a recent survey by MMRDA, 50% Metro commuters are expected to walk to and back from the stations, which are approximately 1km apart.(HT Photo)
According to a recent survey by MMRDA, 50% Metro commuters are expected to walk to and back from the stations, which are approximately 1km apart.(HT Photo)

Mumbai metro-2A, 7 stations to have auto, cycle bays, footpaths

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Tanushree Venkatraman
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2019 04:48 AM IST
Last-mile connectivity is a phrase used to describe the end of a trip made using public transportation. In Mumbai, citizens have been demanding better last-mile connectivity for a long time.
For most students of Delhi University’s (DU) north campus, taking a walk from the Vishwavidyalaya metro station to their respective colleges and departments, has become a delightful experience in the last few years.(Photo by Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
For most students of Delhi University’s (DU) north campus, taking a walk from the Vishwavidyalaya metro station to their respective colleges and departments, has become a delightful experience in the last few years.(Photo by Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

With barrier-free footpaths, DU is a pedestrian’s dream

New Delhi | By Fareeha Iftikhar
UPDATED ON MAR 20, 2019 08:44 AM IST
With well- maintained footpaths and visibly fewer potholes and pitfalls on the entire Chhatra Marg stretch, a large number of students prefer to walk rather than taking cycle-rickshaws or e-rickshaws.
With poor police surveillance and legal action, the footpaths reserved for pedestrians along major city roads have become illegal parking spots for vehicles. (In pic) Vehicles parked on footpath at FC road.(HT/PHOTO)
With poor police surveillance and legal action, the footpaths reserved for pedestrians along major city roads have become illegal parking spots for vehicles. (In pic) Vehicles parked on footpath at FC road.(HT/PHOTO)

Your Space: footpaths are for walking, dear bikers

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2019 04:10 PM IST
Well-designed footpaths in the city are a big relief for residents. However, at many places the wider footpaths are used for parking two-wheelers, leaving no space for pedestrians. The city police are not doing enough to prevent the misuse. Here’s what our readers have to say...
The body of the homeless man with multiple injuries on his face and head was found on the roadside near the hospital by a police patrol(HT File)
The body of the homeless man with multiple injuries on his face and head was found on the roadside near the hospital by a police patrol(HT File)

Fight over space on footpath to sleep ends in murder in Delhi, man held

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2018 10:58 AM IST
Vicky was under the influence of a narcotic drug when the police caught him after seeing blood on his hands, shoes, and clothes
The SUV when ran over four people in Jaipur’s Gandhinagar Railway Station on Thursday night.(Sourced)
The SUV when ran over four people in Jaipur’s Gandhinagar Railway Station on Thursday night.(Sourced)

SUV runs over four labourers sleeping on footpath in Jaipur

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2018 08:52 PM IST
Police suspect the driver was drunk when he crushed people near a railway station.

Mahim locals start signature campaign asking BMC to clear footpaths

Hindustan Times | By Steffy Thevar, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUN 21, 2018 12:33 AM IST
They have long been asking for removing slums on footpaths and thereby implementing the Bombay high court’s order that bans encroachments within a 150-metre radius around the station
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