MADHYA PRADESH, INDIA (Smart Cities News): The Rajwada city of India, Indore Smart City Development Limited (ISCDL), has qualified in the Top 30 cities in India in the Street4People Challenge under the Smart City Mission (SCM).
The street around Lalbagh has been decorated with colourful paints and various artwork to make it more attractive, beautiful and appealing to walk down. Indore smart city has also made a huge game area where they have drawn snakes, ladders, etc., on the street near the Lalbagh premises.
More than 113 cities had participated in the competition, out of which 30 cities qualified on to Stage 1. In Stage 2, the final winner will be declared. Rather than Indore, Ujjain, Bhopal and Jabalpur are also qualified in Stage 1 of the competition.
Streets4People Challenge is an initiative of the SCM, under the ministry of housing and urban affairs (MOHUA), Government of India, to motivate cities and create walking-friendly streets through temporary measures in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Challenge will also support cities across the nation to develop a unified vision of Streets4People in consultation with stakeholders and citizens, said Smart Cities officials.
Purpose of the Street4People Challenge
The Challenge motive is to create the flagship walking initiatives in cities, which focus on liveability. States will be required to re-imagine their streets as public spaces through the lens of economic regeneration, safety, and child-friendly interventions and initiatives to ensure a green recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.
The India Programme of the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) is the knowledge partner. It guides the preparation of resource material and facilitating online peer-to-peer learning workshops.