There are proposals for new pedestrian plazas near the airport with pedestrian-friendly facilities.
What’s it about? The Tamil Nadu Road Sector Project has proposed new pedestrian plazas along some highway roads similar to the one in T. Nagar. The selected locations are the airport, Island grounds, and Chrompet. The Tamil Nadu Road Sector Project is also upgrading eight arterial roads of more than 138 km into smart roads.
- Part of the project will involve separate and wider footpaths, seating arrangements, and ornamental plants. Currently, these footpaths are narrow, and pedestrians have to watch out for vehicles.
- In Chrompet, there’s unregulated parking on the road. The area is a fast-growing shopping hub of the southern suburbs.
Similar initiatives: The Corporation decided to implement pedestrian plazas after the successful completion of the one at T. Nagar. They want to replicate that at MC Road and Kader Nawaz Khan Road. In MC Road, they want to make the entire stretch vehicle-free and convert the road into an open mall.