BMC to beautify Mumbai's Nepean Sea Road

Nepean Sea Road is an upmarket neighborhood near Malabar Hill in South Mumbai.

BMC to beautify Mumbai's Nepean Sea Road
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A plan has been proposed by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to expand and beautify the footpaths on the complete one kilometer Nepean Sea Road stretch to make it pedestrian-friendly. This road is an upmarket neighborhood near Malabar Hill in South Mumbai.

The project is likely to cost INR 3 crores. The construction work is expected to begin by November end and will be completed by February 2022. It is funded through various Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives, with local residents also involved in the development process.

Prashant Gaikwad, Assistant Municipal Commissioner D ward, while talking to the Hindustan Times, said that the average width of the footpath would not be less than 2.5 meters. The carriageway will be 6.5 meters wide, and the footpath in parking areas and junctions could be as wide as five meters.

He further stated that portions of the road having zebra crossing would be elevated. It will be done to make sure that pedestrians and people with disabilities don't have to get down from the footpath while crossing. According to the plan, they will also make a special bus bay near the existing BEST bus stop.

Architect and chairperson of the Nepean Sea Road Citizen's Forum, Rahul Kadri, while talking to the media persons said that this project aims to encourage people to walk instead of using vehicles in the stretch, stated the report.

The Neapan Sea Road residents will get wide footpaths after 12 years of waiting.

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