The 22-km Lal Bahadur Shastri (LBS) Marg will be taken up for traffic management and road safety after the monsoon by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).
The World Resources Institute (WRI) India had submitted a proposal to the BMC in April, after analysing a 10-km stretch from Bandra Kurla Complex Junction to Gandhinagar Junction. The BMC has, however, decided to implement the proposal for the entire road.
The proposal suggests widening the footpaths from the current zero to 1.5 metres to between 2-4 metres. The proposal also includes increasing pedestrian refuge areas while crossing roads, continuous pedestrian crossing and traffic calming measures before the crossing, and adding signs for U-turns. As per WRI, the project can create 94, 600 sqm of safe walking space along the road.