After Bengaluru's HSR layout witnessed a traffic-free day in September, one of the busiest areas of the city MG Road is reportedly set to try the vehicle free day in December.
A report in The Times of India states that MG road is likely to be free of vehicles on 20 December as the directorate of urban land transport (DULT) and the shop owners' association are all set to announce the plans on 8 December (Tuesday). The tourism department and BMRC will organise events on this day on MG road and surrounding areas.
"The vehicle-free zone will be between Anil Kumble Circle and Cauvery Junction only, and buses to MG Road Metro station will be restricted to these two junctions. We are ready to implement but the activities are yet to be planned and finalized," The Times of India quoted MA Saleem, additional commissioner of police (traffic) as saying.
The Open-street, a collective initative by several government organisations and public groups, is organised in the state to encourage non-motorised transport, like cycles and other activities like walking and promoting tourism. The organisers will have different programmes on chart for this traffic-free day as the roads will remain free from vehicles.