TN Cities Chalk Out Plans For Non-Motorised Transport, BRTS
In a bid to ensure clean, efficient and cost-effective modes of transport, the State Government is planning to focus more on non-motorised transport by creating bicycle tracks and footpaths, besides improving public transport infrastructure in five cities.
At a workshop titled ‘Sustainable Cities through Transport’ inaugurated by Minister of Municipal Administration and Rural Development, Law, Courts and Prisons K P Munusamy on Thursday, the Corporation Commissioners of Coimbatore, Madurai, Salem, Tirupur and Tiruchy unveiled their plans for the next five years which included greenways, pedestrian zones, cycle tracks and a bus rapid transit system (BRTS).
Munusamy said the cities of Tamil Nadu had developed plans to make walking and cycling safer, easier and more convenient. “We are aware of the need to construct wide, continous footpaths along all major streets in our cities and towns. We also need to carve out space for cyclists in the form of continous, shaded cycle tracks that make it safe for children to travel to school and for workers to cycle to their workplaces,” he said.
Municipal Administration and Water Supply Secretary K Phanindra Reddy, Commissioner of Municipal Administration Chandrakant B Kamble, Director of Town and Country Planning A Karthick and Chennai Metro Rail Managing Director P K Bansal were also present.