The City Corporation has decided to appoint a consultant to design and prepare detailed project report for construction of elevated walkways at the Central Bus Stand and Melapudur in the city.

The Corporation proposes to take up the project under the Build Operate Transfer (BOT) basis and the consultant would be vested with the task of preparing a feasibility report and financial operation plan as well.

The move comes in the wake of a demand for regulating pedestrian crossing outside the Central Bus Stand and the Melapudur Junction.

The Melapudur Junction, where three schools are located, has of late turned an accident-prone zone as a large number of students converge during the peak hours.

The Corporation had earlier planned to build foot-over-bridges at different places in the city. The official resolution that was approved by the council now proposes the construction of ‘skywalks,’ which are usually elevated and enclosed walkways.

The Council also approved the hiring of separate consultants for designing and preparing detailed project report for construction of a shopping complex behind the Gandhi Market to accommodate about 100 meat and egg traders and a dormitory with associate amenities for truck drivers at the truck parking lot on the East Boulevard Road in the city.