The Belagavi Smart city ltd has now called for a DPR(Detailed Project Report) for setting up a hawkers zone and non-motorized transport and also a Heritage park in Belagavi city.
A part of the Retrofitting under the Smart City project, some areas will go under renovation soon as they will be marked as Hawkers zone.
20-25 hawkers space in the each of the proposed 9 multi utility complexes is planned. And a total of 200 such Hawkers space would be made all across the city.
Areas like Ganpat Galli which are located in the heart of the city but unplanned civic sense has made it difficult for both vendors and citizens both to access the same. The already busy road gets overcrowded with people and traffic due to the hawkers. The shopkeepers also face problems due to this but the hawkers have political support
In a bid to get rid of the encroachments by hawkers and kiosk owners outside this hawkers zone if implemented correctly could make a difference.
The DPR also calls for non-motorized transport which can include Cycle tracks, Only walking streets, or a mixture of both. The main aim here will be the use of Non-Motorized Vehicle.
Astonishingly, one more DPR is sought for the Heritage park in the City, already there is a DPR for the Heritage park at Vaccine depot , we really aren’t clear as to which Heritage park is this.