Kohima citizens create walking-friendly streets

Kohima smart city volunteers and officials prepare for Open Streets Campaign in Kohima on November 6. (Morung Photo)
Kohima smart city volunteers and officials prepare for Open Streets Campaign in Kohima on November 6. (Morung Photo)
Kohima smart city volunteers and officials prepare for Open Streets Campaign in Kohima on November 6. (Morung Photo)
Kohima smart city volunteers and officials prepare for Open Streets Campaign in Kohima on November 6. (Morung Photo)
Kohima smart city volunteers and officials prepare for Open Streets Campaign in Kohima on November 6. (Morung Photo)
Kohima smart city volunteers and officials prepare for Open Streets Campaign in Kohima on November 6. (Morung Photo)

Our Correspondent
Kohima | November 6

Under ‘Streets for People Challenge’ programme, the Kohima Smart City Development Limited (KSCDL) will be holding a Pop up Street space for pedestrians, street vendors and citizens in Kohima as part of ‘Open Streets Campaign’ on November 7.

The ‘Streets for People Challenge’ is an initiative of the Smart Cities Mission, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), Government of India, to inspire cities to create walking-friendly streets through quick measures in response to COVID-19.

Under “Streets for People Challenge,” the KSCDL undertakes open streets campaign in various parts of the town to promote and create awareness on judicious sharing of street spaces.

The challenge requires cities to re-imagine their streets through the lens of economic regeneration and creating safe and healthy space for all citizens including the aged, children and differently abled.

A Pop up Street Space will take place in Old NST parking site from 9:00 AM till 4:00 PM.

KSCDL Joint CEO Avelu Ruho told The Morung Express that the activities will include sale of street food, organic vegetables and fruits by local vendors, a play space for children and sitting areas for pedestrians to relax.

Meanwhile, in a move towards creating an inclusive space, the Kohima Smart City in collaboration with the Kohima Traffic Police and in consultation with the Nagaland State Disability Forum has also earmarked a parking space reserved exclusively for people with disabilities outside Rutsa Bakery, Kohima.