Pune city roads to get better with street design guidelines
The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) is preparing road development design guidelines to ensure that the city roads are more user-friendly and safe. The guidelines will address the requirements and needs of all stakeholders and road users. VK Architect and Sustainability Initiatives Trust, a consulting firm, has been given the responsibility to prepare these guidelines. Through these guidelines, the city roads will be developed as per the norms set by various government agencies and research studies conducted by various NGOs.
The four-part process
The street design guidelines project has been divided into four distinct phases.
First phase: The firm will compile data on road design guidelines set by ITDP, DA, IRCUT and UTTIC centres in order to fit them for city roads. Cases studies by city NGOs will also be studied. Failed flyovers, city roads and junctions will also be included.
Second phase: Study of road network will be carried out on the existing roads to categorise them according to the hierarchy and types like arterial, sub arterial roads, etc.
Third phase: The location of flyover, utility services, bus stops and street lights along the roads will be planned.
Fourth phase: Develop at least two city roads identified by the PMC according to the new guidelines.