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Mumbai to get cycling tracks on all major roads in next 5 years: Aaditya Thackeray

Mumbai‘s suburban guardian minister Aaditya Thackeray on Sunday, February 21, stated infrastructural companies in town will undertake refurbishment of major arterial roads to make them pedestrian-friendly and supply cycling tracks wherever feasibility is established.

This improvement comes in the view to increase the non-motorized transport. He additionally acknowledged that Mumbai’s Western Express Highway (WEH) would possibly quickly get a cycle monitor.

Aaditya Thackeray was talking at an occasion the place Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray carried out the bhoomipujan for the 4.5 km Sewri-Worli connector and inaugurated a cycle monitor in addition to good parking in Bandra-Kurla Complex, in addition to throwing open one arm of the flyover at Kalanagar.

Aaditya stated, “BMC and MMRDA are going to improve arterial streets like SV Road, Jogeshwari-Vikhroli Link Road, Western Express Highway, LBS Marg. We will improve pavements and pedestrian crossings in the coming five years. Wherever feasible, cycling tracks will also be provided.”

Last week, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) revived its plan to set up a cycle monitor in the Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC). According to the plan, round 5km in the business hub may have cycle tracks alongside the pavement, Rajeev stated. The state atmosphere minister Aaditya Thackeray had additionally tweeted in help.

In 2018, the BMC had additionally determined to lay out a 36-km cycle monitor between Mulund and Sion, alongside the Tansa pipeline. While the deadline for the bold mission was 2020, it obtained delayed owing to the pandemic and fewer than 30 per cent of the work has been accomplished until date. Earlier, MMRDA had experimented with cycle tracks in BKC in 2011, however failed.

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