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Bangalore Sidewalk Service Summary

Bangalore Sidewalk Service Summary

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BANGALORE MAHANAGARA PALIKE - ‘NIRANTARA’Service for consideration of the Steering Committee –TL – 
Mr Nagaraja
ServiceProvision of a safe, clean, un-encroached adequately constructed and maintained sidewalk for able and disabled pedestrians alongside Bangalore 4000 kms road network that takesaccount of area conditions [dense commercial, commercial, high density residential andlow density residential]
Service LevelComponentsSidewalk construction and maintenance engineering specificationsClassification of areas to determine appropriate sidewalk typeOngoing construction and maintenance operations within an overall planEncroachment prevention removal and monitoringEffective Utilities service line interruption processes and managementResident education and sanctioning on sidewalk usage and litteringService TargetIndicatorsPedestrian accidents caused by walking on the road because of sidewalk failure% of road length that has an accompanying sidewalk meeting specificationsSatisfaction of sidewalk usersAbsence of black spots [areas subject to heavy encroachments]Response time to remedy sidewalks that have been damaged by service linesSidewalk maintenance index [percent safe, smooth, accessible]Cost of sidewalk maintenance per square metre Key service problems50% of roads have no accompanying sidewalk Existing footpath surfaces do not permit safe passage due to type of constructionEncroachments occur [power transformers 33%, parking 40% hawkers 34%] due to failure toenforcement of current rulesInadequate provision for disposal of litter Inadequate access for disabled
Proposedimmediateaction –2003-4
1 Develop, issue and apply revised engineering construction specifications for gravel, BS slab,interlocking footpaths to remedy surface problems, improve appearance and make maintenanceeasier.2 Liase monthly with Police to eliminate ‘blackspots’ caused by illegal parking on sidewalks3 Conduct a campaign to reduce sidewalk ‘encroachment black spots’ due to hawkers4 Monitor service line interruptions to sidewalks caused by utilities and enforce existingsanctions to ensure sidewalk service continuity5 Provide litter facilities in high density and commercial areas and enforce compliance.6 Construct new sidewalks or fix existing sidewalks according to a proposed priority plan thatrecognises funding constraints
Proposed lateraction 2003-5
1 Education program for citizens on littering2 Establish regular citizen surveys on sidewalk satisfaction3 Set up performance targets and monitoring of indicators4 Develop 5 year sidewalk renewal programBudget andresourceimplicationsRupees for additional construction R xxxxxx and maintenance R xxxxxEducation of citizens on littering and encroachments R xxxxx.ExpectedPerformanceIndicatorsConstruction of x kms of sidewalksUpgrade of xx kms of sidewalksOther indicators to be developed and implemented by June 2003PossiblecommunityreactionFavourable to change but a) may have unrealistic expectations about the priority and program for remedial action and b) may object to actions to curtail hawker and parking encroachments andlittering. Utilities may object to enforcement of service line sidewalk interruption.SteeringCommitteedecision requiredEndorse the proposed immediate and later action and recommend the funding and resourcing for the 2003 budget.Submitted for March 7
2003 BMP Nirantara Steering Committee

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