A trip alongside the observe from Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain Park to Cubbon Park Metro Station
The second cycle observe, constructed as part of the good metropolis venture, stretching from the Indira Gandhi Musical fountain park (reverse Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium) to the Cubbon park Metro station is now ‘nearly prepared’.
We went on a take a look at drive and our verdict is a giant thumbs-up to the observe. Cyclists will probably be relieved as a result of the street close to planetarium turns into slender as a portion of it has been dug up for the good metropolis work and so this observe does assist the cyclists to avoid the motorists. Although a portion close to the park remains to be preparing, the opposite parts have been painted and able to use.
The primary stretch of this observe ends close to the All India Radio constructing and so one should cross the street to move on to the street close to Raj Bhavan. This explicit stretch is extraordinarily helpful for cyclists as that is a technique (entrance solely from the GPO website), earlier cyclists have been compelled to take the parallel Infantry Street which was all the time chock-a-block. Now, it’s simpler for cyclists as they solely should cross the street after which head in the direction of the Cubbon Park Metro station (crossing the Vidhana Soudha-Indian Categorical Street). The most effective half in regards to the cycle tracks are that extra individuals will probably be inspired to take up this wholesome and inexperienced mode of journey with out the concern of accidents looming massive.
Nonetheless, on the flipside, we will suggest a number of enhancements too. The cycle tracks are very badly maintained as at many components they don’t seem to be cleaned correctly so there’s particles all alongside the tracks. Secondly, a portion of footpath subsequent to the tracks has been dug up at a number of locations. Thirdly, barricades have been saved at a number of locations which might be an obstruction to a bike owner.
The pedal community
In keeping with officers, the BBMP has drawn up an formidable plan to create a community of cycle tracks within the metropolis. In Bundle one, at East Bengaluru, a devoted cycle observe will probably be constructed on the 46-km stretch at a value of Rs 51.84 crore. Cycle tracks will come alongside the Outer Ring Street between KR Puram and Bellandur, Marathahalli to Hoodi through Brookefield, Ulsoor lake to Swami Vivekananda Metro station and 4 parallel roads between Outdated Madras Street and Outdated Airport Street (akin to 100 toes street, Suranjandas Street, Indiranagar Double Street). Section two will probably be devoted to West Bengaluru the place a 17-km observe will probably be constructed at a value of Rs 27.10 crore. This may come up primarily alongside the Metro stations like Rajajinagar, Banashankari, Jayanagar, Magadi Street (Hosahalli to Magadi Street Metro station), Tumakuru Street (Yeshwantpur to Jalahalli cross Metro station) and Mysuru Street (Rajajinagar Arch to Deepanjalinagar Metro station).