Look at how we want Public Transport either motorized or non motorized in Bangalore. Excpt the BMTC bus facility, Public Transport in case of Commuter Rail, Metro, Cycling and now Pedestrian facility, Bangaloe is doing very bad inspite of having spent huge money in 1000 crore to buy high end Buses for BMTC & costruct TTMC's
On Pedestrian facility, can we say in Bangalore this is particular road which is good interms of all Pedestrian aspects and can be used safely, has it encouraged / helped to make us of more Public Transport in Bangalore.
The recent subway opened at KR Market after 6 Years of Project :
The new pedestrian subway at the Krishna Rajendra (KR) Market was inaugurated on Monday by Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar.
The pedestrian subway, linking N R Road, Avenue Road, KR Road and Kalasipalya Road, has been constructed at a total cost of Rs six crore. Maruthi Constructions Private Limited Agency has executed the project. While the total length of the subway is 128 meters, its height is 3.3 meters.
Crossing the road, especially at N R Road, was a big headache. It took almost 15 to 20 minutes to reach the bus stop and go to the neighbouring roads. With this subway, we can now reach safely, without hassles.”
Besides helping pedestrians, the elderly people and those who want to reach nearby government hospitals such as Victoria Hospital, Minto Hospital, Vani Vilas Maternity and Children’s Hospital can do so easily through the subway.
For such good benefit, why r the authorities / policy makers take long time to realise the importance of this.
Sky Walk on Bellary Road near the Indian Air Force ASC Centre on Gangenahalli Bellary Road :
The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has taken up the construction of a skywalk near the Indian Air Force ASC Centre on Gangenahalli Bellary Road.
Mayor Venkatesh Murthy, who laid the foundation stone for the project on Sunday, explained that the skywalk is being built to help pedestrians avoid traffic-heavy Bellary Road. “Due to the increased vehicular movement on Bellary Road, people are unable to cross the road. As a result we decided to build a footbridge.
Even officials at the ASC raised the issue and urged us to take an initiative to ensure people’s safety. The project will be built on Design, Build, Own, Operate and Transfer (DBOOT) basis so as to avert any financial problems,” he said.
The pedestrian walkway, which will be 3 metres wide, will be laid with anti-skid tiles. BBMP Commissioner Siddaiah accompanied the Mayor.
This was very much needed and they should provide two ramps on each side instead on ramp whch may not cost few more lakhs and this type of both will encourage pedestrians to use them better. This waht generally followed in Railway Stations.
Next place needed at K R Puram station, Bangalore Cant Station, Manytha Tech Park, NH-4 at Yesvantpur station, on MG Road, Hudson Circle