Chennai Smart City Limited has established a pedestrian plaza at Sir Thyagaraya Nagar with the aim of utilizing the additional road space to incorporate all essential pedestrian amenities and to create a traffic-free social space for the citizens of Chennai. People, particularly senior citizens and the differently-abled, finally have a place to walk, shop, eat and lounge freely without the fear of motor accidents. This initiative of pedestrianization of roads has acted as a catalyst for economic growth, attracting many tourists and locals alike.
The pedestrian plaza planned by Chennai Smart City Limited and the Greater Chennai Corporation is set up on Sir Thyagaraya Road between Panagal Park and Mount Road. The section is characterized by 3 types of cross sections.
The Chennai beautification and development program is running effectively so far. The Chennai Smart City Ltd. in association with Greater Chennai Corporation has envisioned to promote an environment-friendly Chennai by encouraging citizens to reduce vehicular usage and take regular walks on Pedestrian Plaza Street.