With an aim to motivate pedestrians, Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) hired a consultant to conceptualize more than two-kilometers long pedestrian way along the CISF Road of Indirapuram township.
Cheif Engineer of GDA, VN Singh, said, “It is the need of the hour. Residents take out vehicles to cover even short distances. This adds to the vehicular congestion."
While sharing the details of the 2.25km long pathway on both sides of the road, the authority official said, "the drain will be covered with slabs and encroachment will be completely removed.”
He further added that the pathway will have barricades that will keep two-wheelers away from it. "The pathway will have barricades, which will keep cyclists and motorists away. Additional ramps will also be placed for the specially-abled and elderly people," Singh added.
Besides all the beautification, the pathway will be adorned with greenery also. Later, the authority plans to implement a similar design in other parts of the township.
“We are taking the stretch of CISF road on a pilot project. It will be extended to other pockets of Indirapuram soon,” said Singh.
The CISF Road is one of the main routes that connect Noida to Delhi. The road witnesses heavy traffic for most of the hours of a day, which usually cause inconvenience to pedestrians.
In order to begin developmental works aimed to improve traffic conditions in Indirapuram area and removing commercial activities from the vicinity of residential colonies, the federation has also filed a PIL in the Allahabad High Court.