“Pedestrianisation Of Commercial Street Into A Successful Socio-Economic Realm” - A Case Of Predestination Walking Activity Recognition Of M.G.Marg, Gangtok, India.

Manmohan Singh, Kinkar Bhattacharjee, Sandipan Chatterjee

Abstract


Gangtok is the capital of Sikkim, the least popular state of India, situated in the lesser Himalayas.  Gangtok was once a hamlet and a trading centre on the silk route.

In 1975, as Sikkim became part of the Indian Union, Gangtok was made the capital.  Gangtok today is a tourism hotspot at an altitude of 5500ft above sea level. Its economy is based on tourism.The city has seen a huge influx in number of tourists in the last few years. This lead to increase in number of vehicles in the city core, congesting in the transportation network. M.G. Marg was one of the heavily congested area of the city being amajor commercial center. The major problem was off street parking which was primary reason of congestion. 

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