NEW DELHI: Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister of Maharashtra, at the Global Mobility Summit in New Delhi on 7th and 8th September 2018, announced that Maharashtra will soon have nearly 10,000 km of corridors for non-motorized transport (NMT). The corridor will include cycle tracks and regional roads for bicycles and pedestrian roads etc. 6,000 km out of the 10,000 km, will be pedestrian pathways, 3,000 km will be for urban cycle tracks and the rest 1,000 km will be for regional roads for NMT’s such as bicycles.
According to Fadnavis, there is a need to acknowledge the people who use the non-polluting mode of transport as they help to conserve the environment. Interestingly, this programme is likely to be the biggest integrated programme to develop the cleanest and healthiest mode of transport in India.