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Pedestrians To Be pivot Of Metro Accessibility Plan

The Station Accessibility Plan, being prepared by Department of Urban Land Transport (DULT), within the overall framework of National Urban Transport Policy, 2006 (NUTP), according to sources, aims at bringing equitable allocation of road space to people with emphasis on encouraging greater use of public transport and non-motorised modes.

“At City level, the findings of Comprehensive Traffic & Transport Plan, 2007 will be kept in mind, especially the decline in public transport share over the last two decades and the overall inadequate and un - maintained footpath infrastructure,” sources said.

According to urban land transport department’s request for proposal tender inviting consultants, the plan will be worked around 10 Metro stations initially: Jalahalli, Peenya industry Metro station, Peenya Metro station, Yeshwantpur industry Metro station, Yeshwantpur Metro station, Sandal Soap Factory station, Mahalakshmi Metro station, Rajajinagar Metro station, Kuvempu Road station and Srirampura station.

“The plan, therefore, has to identify the distinct character of each area, their distinct travel patterns with focus on pedestrians and bicyclists and propose interventions to address their specific context,” they said, citing areas of Metro’s Reach-1 as examples.

Specific Goals

* Ensure seamless connectivity between Metro and other modes of transport
* Improve non-motorised
access to Metro stations
* Improve non-motorised
access within the area around Metro stations
* Propose development control regulations to facilitate transit oriented development and non-motorised access

 

Source: Deccan Herald

Picture Source: Deccan Herald