Keeping in mind that Maharashtra is a highly urbanized State with 27 Municipal Corporations (the most in any State in India) and given the contribution by the cities to the State’s economy, the Urban Development
This report by Parisar presents results of a survey of pedestrians using Foot Over-Bridges (FOBs) and Foot Under-Bridges (FUBs), as well as the findings of a usability analysis of these facilities in Pune.
Parisar analyzed the budget allocation for the transport sector in the budget for 2010-11 as approved by the General Body of the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) to understand the vision and direction of the city as far as transport is concerned. In particular, wished to see whether the city
Jangli Maharaj (JM) Road and Fergusson College (FC) Road are important arterial roads in Pune. These roads run north-south and connect the Shivajinagar and Ganeshkhind areas to the Deccan Gymkhana and old city areas. There are many schools, colleges, offi ces, restaurants and commercial establishments around this area making these two roads among the busiest in the city.
Parisar, together with Locomotives (an I-CE initiative), the Alliance for Global Education and Janwani, helped create a film to document the current state of Pune's pedestrian facilities. It aims to capture the sad state of pedestrian facilities in the city today and also interviews citizens about their views of the problem and solutions.