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Monday, August 19, 2013

Swargate Flyover Project:No provision of Cycle Tracks ?

Dear Sir,

We have studied the project drawings provided by MSRDC as a part of their presentation.

We are concerned to note that there are  no Cycle Tracks at all shown on the drawings.

Kindly note that Satara Rd & Shankarsheth Rd being part of BRT corridor; Cycle tracks are mandatory as per Central Govt/JNNURM norms.

Moreover considering the safety & need of cyclists using the corridor,Cycle tracks are a Must.

Also as a matter of policy specified in the NUTP & PMC's CMP ; promotion of cycling asd a mode of transport  is very vital for solving traffic problem by containing explosive growth  of private vehicles.

The design of the Swargate Flyover project appears to be not in keeping with above requirements for cyclists.