Chennai Smart City Limited has established a pedestrian plaza at Sir Thyagaraya Nagar with the aim of utilizing the additional road space to incorporate all essential pedestrian amenities and to create a traffic-free social space for the citizens of Chennai. People, particularly senior citizens and the differently-abled, finally have a place to walk, shop, eat and lounge freely without the fear of motor accidents. This initiative of pedestrianization of roads has acted as a catalyst for economic growth, attracting many tourists and locals alike.
The pedestrian plaza planned by Chennai Smart City Limited and the Greater Chennai Corporation is set up on Sir Thyagaraya Road between Panagal Park and Mount Road. The section is characterized by 3 types of cross sections.
The Chennai beautification and development program is running effectively so far. The Chennai Smart City Ltd. in association with Greater Chennai Corporation has envisioned to promote an environment-friendly Chennai by encouraging citizens to reduce vehicular usage and take regular walks on Pedestrian Plaza Street.
Thyagaraya Road from Panagal Park to Thanikachalam Road for a length of 730 m
Thanikachalam Road to Boag Road junction for a length of 380 m
Boag road to Mount Road junction for a length of 525 m
A Chennaiite walks, Chennai rocks! With a prime objective of endorsing walking as the best and cheap form of exercise, we began the Pedestrian Plaza Project. We say, physical activity need not be vigorous or complicated, something as easy as walking is effective, low impact and requires minimal equipment. A healthier lifestyle is steps away!
Strengthens your muscles and bones
Brisk walk helps you gain agility
Reduces the risk of heart diseases
Reduces the risk of diabetes
A 30-min walk at 2mph burns up to 750 cal.
Guardians of Nature Taking walks for short distances instead of vehicles is our way of caring for the environment
City Makeover The colossal beautification plan of Chennai is up and running with resourceful modifications
Health Mode On – This project was commenced keeping in mind the well-being of citizens by encouraging them to walk
Start Socializing Meeting new people, catching up with old pals at such places effectively helps you reduce stress