Andheri corridor plan seeks to ease traffic woes

By Poorvi Kulkarni, Hindustan Times

The often chock-a-block area outside Andheri railway station could soon have a dedicated lane for two-wheelers and auto rickshaws, widened footpaths, raised pedestrian crossings and even a cycling track.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is working on implementing a first-of-its-kind corridor concept plan of the area around Andheri station. The plan aims to decongest vehicular traffic and ease pedestrian movement.

Drafted by LEA Associates South Asia Pvt Ltd – a BMC-appointed consultant – the plan focuses on giving priority to pedestrians, integrating pedestrian movement with public transit modes and maximising utility of right-of-way corridors.

The plan, submitted to the civic body three months ago, had studied three arterial roads – SV Road and JP Road in Andheri (West) and MV Road in Andheri (East) – and three sub-arterial roads in Andheri (West) – Caesar Road, Bhardawadi Lane and Dawood Baug Lane. More info

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