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Pedestrian Plaza for New Market

September 18, 2013

New Market area, shoppers’ paradise for tourists and residents of Kolkata alike, is going to regain its former glory by pedestrianisation of the walking space, which remains jam-packed because of the innumerable vehicles parked in the area, making it hard for pedestrians who are on a shopping spree.

Humayun Place and Bertram Street have been earmarked for clearing the area from the clutter of parked vehicles, a plan undertaken by the Chief Minister’s office (CMO) in coordination with the Urban Development department and Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC). Grand Hotel arcade will be made hawker-free and they will be shifted to these two roads.

Not just the pedestrians, the traffic police also finds it hard to control the traffic movement in these roads. The idea to make the area a pedestrian plaza surfaced after Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s recent visit to the area; she instructed her officers to scientifically rid the area of the clutter of parked vehicles and ease traffic flow.

To keep a smooth traffic flow from S.N.Banerjee Road or the KMC headquarters to the automated parking lot on Lindsay street, hawkers need to be removed from Hogg Street, Market Street and Fenwik Street.

“We hope to see a hustle-free New Market area providing a better shopping experience before Durga Puja” commented Dola Saha, a regular visitor to New Market. It goes without saying that rest of the city echoes her sentiments.

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Comments (1)
S Bose Reply
September 18, 2013
A much needed improvement. I wonder where else this could be implemented in Kolkata?
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