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Monday, 9 November 2020

Karnal streets turn into gaming zones on Sundays

Karnal, November 8

Aimed at utilising streets, roads, dead spaces and parking spots for pedestrians, Karnal Smart City Limited has initiated the "Streets for People Challenge" by transforming these places into gaming zones to ensure community participation.

Nishant Kumar Yadav, CEO, Karnal Smart City Limited, a special purpose vehicle looking after the Smart City project, started this concept that is being encouraged by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India. Competitions such as painting, dance, tug of war and snakes and ladders among others were organised for children.

Streets for People Challenge

  • The challenge is an initiative of the Smart Cities Mission, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, to inspire cities to create walking-friendly streets
  • Cities will be required to re-imagine their streets as public spaces through the lens of economic regeneration, safety and child-friendly initiatives

"To provide a platform to the children, we have taken this initiative. Apart from children, other residents can also participate in games. It will be a permanent feature. The same concept involving different sports activities will be conducted on every Sunday in various parts of the city," Yadav said.

He said designated streets and roads would be available to conduct different games under the Smart City Mission. "We will block the earmarked roads and streets for certain hours and people can use them for games," said the DC.

After providing suitable alternative roads, these streets will be closed for vehicular traffic, Yadav said. — TNS

from The Tribune

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