Palm Beach Road’s first fenced track to come up on a 7-5km stretch
Navi Mumbai Municipal Commissioner
The track will have pause points, seating areas and gazebos. It will also have sculptures, water fountains, toilets and horticulture gardens
— Abhijit Bangar, Navi Mumbai Municipal Commissioner
Sources in Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) said that the issue of cycling track was discussed by guardian minister Eknath Shinde and local MP Rajan Vichare in a meeting with Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, who asked the officers to prepare a plan for it.
The 10-km-long six-lane Palm Beach Road is accident-prone, with frequent speed violations.
Vichare said, “We are also planning to have a viaduct along the entire length of Palm Beach Road so that the
R Gharat, a Navi Mumbai resident, said, “I have been trying to find a suitable place for cycling, and this will be a great place. But they must have a chain link fencing to protect us.’’
Ace cyclist, Mangal Bhanushali, said, “We have seen in Mumbai that cycling tracks are on edges of roads, and people use this space for parking. Cycling tracks should be in the middle of the road like they are abroad. We have observed that all utilities are on the edges of roads. When roads are dug, the cycling tracks are damaged. Mumbaikars need to have such tracks. We have seen in the UK how bigwigs use cycle tracks, and this can be possible if we have cycling tracks.’’