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20 deadly traffic junctions to be redesigned to make them safer

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will redesign 20 of the deadliest traffic intersections in Mumbai with technical assistance from Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety (BIGRS) partners to make them safer for pedestrians, cyclists, and motorcyclists. The junctions include Amar Mahal, Sion Circle, Kings Circle, National Park, and Priyadarshini, all of which are considered black spots for the high number of accidents reported. The BMC will utilize infrastructure interventions such as widening pedestrian crossings and sidewalks, adding new refuge areas, and implementing traffic calming measures.

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Updated on Apr 07, 2023 12:45 AM IST
ByMegha Sood

Empowered regional bodies vital for development of mass transit modes: Experts

During the session, ‘Metro in India’, experts highlighted the role of the Delhi Metro in shaping India’s journey towards developing efficient mass transit modes

WRI India said that the developmental map of Delhi Metro shows how development in the city started coming up around Metro corridors and made it easier for the workforce from NCR towns to commute to the Capital. (HT Archive)
Updated on Sep 17, 2021 06:15 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Connect Karo: City-specific holistic action plans needed to combat air pollution

Experts said the first step towards controlling air pollution in India’s urban centre is to identify the magnitude of the problem and to tailor plans to solve the unique problems that each city faces

Air pollution is an annual pain paint for Delhi. (AFP)
Updated on Sep 17, 2021 06:13 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Accessible public spaces key to fight congestion: Delhi minister Kailash Gahlot

Joining the discussion on how to make cities more accessible at the Connect Karo conference of World Resources Institute, India, Delhi transport minister Kailash Gahlot said the obvious way to do so is by strengthening public transport.

New Delhi, India - Sept. 11, 2019: Transport minister of Delhi Kailash Gahlot during a press conference, at Delhi Secretariat, in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday, September 11, 2019. (Photo by Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times) (Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 17, 2021 06:12 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Connect Karo-2021: ‘India to have improved urban infra in next 30 years’

Discussing the growth and challenges of urban development that both India and Latin America are facing, Shankar said that in the coming years, the size of cities in India will grow, and so will opportunities for development and challenges attached to it.

India has been working on several developmental programmes to tackle various aspects of urban growth, such as sanitation, infrastructure development and management.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 16, 2021 06:53 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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