Reimaging of Kalanagar Traffic Junction at Bandra East, Kalanagar Junction Back

Location: Bandra East, Kalanagar Junction, Mumbai
Year: 2014

 

The Kala Nagar traffic junction connects Island City of Mumbai to Western Suburbs through five main traffic arteries.

It has one of the city’s highest traffic volumes, with about 60,000 passengers per hour, both above and below the flyover, at peak times.

Traffic junctions are important public spaces but unfortunately completely taken over by the motorists. Mumbai Environmental Social Network with BMW Guggenheim Lab Mumbai launched, ‘Rethinking Kala Nagar Traffic Junction’, an international design competition. The best entries were exhibited on the skywalk above the traffic junction.

The collective suggestions were put forward to MMRDA.

MESN with consistent follow up managed to get some of these suggestions implemented which resulted in reducing the traffic pressure around the junction to a greater extent. The initiative was well appreciated by commuters and authorities including MMRDA.