In the global context, nations are striving to protect pedestrians and treat their needs with the highest priority. In India, cities have mostly been planned to accommodate the needs of vehicular traffic and have often ignored the needs of pedestrians. This has only resulted in causing a steady increase in pedestrian fatalities over the years. The Road Accident Report by the Union Transport Ministry states that the number of pedestrians killed on the road from 2014 to 2018 has increased by 84 per cent.
Akila Shanmugaraj, Researcher
With the city rigorously preparing its Third Master Plan, evaluating Chennai's Second Master plan is crucial. CAG analysis the hits and misses of the Second Plan and tries to identify what Chennai needs as a city for an effective Sustainable Transport system.
Chennai, the capital city of Tamil Nadu, is one of the fastest-growing metropolitans in the country. The growing population and city expansion has stressed the existing infrastructure, especially the transport systems. The transport sector needs to be planned to cater to the existing needs and meet the future demands of the growing population by taking into account the changing travel patterns .