With an intent to scale up walking and cycling transformation across the nation and accelerate progress of street design projects, the Smart Cities Mission, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, in partnership with Institute for Transportation and Development Policy ( ITDP) India, Directorate of Urban Land Transport and Bengaluru Smart City, organized the first â€˜Healthy Streets Capacity Building Workshop at Bengaluru. Over 100 city officialsâ€”consisting of CEOs; Engineersâ€” from 37 cities across India participated in this programme.
In this first offline workshop at Bengaluru, Nagpur City honoured by two national prestigious awards for commendable performance of Nagpur Smart and Sustainable City Development Corporation Limited (NSSCDCL) in the India Cycle for change and Streets for People challenges , as in both the challenges city bagged the Stage 1 award in top 11 cities of India.
On behalf of the city Dr. Pranita Umredkar , General Manager, Environment Division and Nodal Officer of India Cycle for Change (IC4C) and Streets 4 People (S4P) received the awards.
Byrathi Basavaraj, Honâ€™ble Minister Urban Development Department, Government of Karnataka , Manjula V, Additional Chief Secretary, Commissioner, Directorate of Urban Land Transport, Govt of Karnataka,Rakesh Singh, Additional Chief Secretary, Urban Development Department, Government of Karnataka and Chairman Bengaluru Smart City, Rajendra Cholan, Managing Director, Bengaluru Smart City, dignitaries from Karnataka and Kunal Kumar, Joint Secretary and Mission Director, Smart Cities Mission, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Govt of India, Shri Rahul Kapoor, Director, Smart Cities Mission, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Govt of India dignitaries from the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs , Aswathy Dilip, Managing Director, ITDP India were present in the workshop.
To encourage the green mobility and to encourage the citizen to use cycle, Nagpur Smart and Sustainable City Development Corporation Limited (NSSCDCL) has proposed to provide 75 Bicycle stands across the city and started consultation with various stakeholders from different socio-economic group to understand their requirement for cycling, and launching â€œcycleâ€ as an alternate green clean transport said Chinmay Gotmare, CEO NSSCDCL.
Municipal Commissioner and Administrator Radhakrishnan B expressed appreciation for the work on Nagpur. Smart city and provided information on the action plan for implementing full street design projects throughout the city. Under Municipal Corporation an Urban Design Cell has just been established in order to mainstream complete street design initiatives in the city.
On the basis of full street design principles, Orange City Street is now being designed, developed, and retrofitted. NSSCDCL and NMC will be signing the Memorandum of Understanding with ITDP for technical assistance for the full street design project and for framing Healthy Street Policy, Non -Motorized Transportation (NMT) policy added by Municipal Commissioner, Nagpur.