Green Mobility Corridor

The Green Mobility Corridor proposed by HDSCL aims to connect the major roads with cycle tracks to encourage cycle and pedestrian movement across the city. The mobility corridor is proposed along the Unkal Nala, the 8.5 kilometre long drainage channel in the city. The project is envisaged to address the following challenges of the city:

  • Increasing vehicles are creating traffic problems in the CBD.
  • Absence of a dedicated cycling infrastructure.
  • Lack of centralized recreation zone with multiple activities for various user groups in the city.

Unkal Nala is a storm water drain with inflow of sewage water at many places. There is a need to restrict the sewage inflow to maintain its water quality and improve edge conditions of the Nala. The major components of the project include:

  • Bicycle and walking tracks.
  • Drain lining and sewerage diversion.
  • Controlled flow of water in channel.
  • CCTV surveillance.
  • Landscape design and place making.
  • Link with Integrated Command and Control Centre.
  • Transportation and open spaces.
  • Revenue generation opportunities. 
  • Horticulture knowledge and, safe and common platform for exercise.

The objectives of the project include:

  • Developing a non-motorized corridor along existing drainage channel.
  • Developing the drainage channel to its optimum capacity for better flow management.
  • Capturing popular imagination in terms of showcasing the Mission Transformation and Swachchata drives by, means of converting the existing un-clean, inaccessible nala into a vibrant public utility and recreation space.



  • Social Sector Service Delivery: Good Practices Resource Book 2015

  • Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC)
Technical Assistance :

CITIIS Grant :
Rs. 80.00 crore

Project Cost :
Rs. 130.00 crore

Hubbali-Dharwad Smart City Limited(HDSCL)

Stakeholders :
  • Citizens
  • Tourists
  • Horticulturists

Categories :
  • Mobility
  • Sustainable
  • Transport

The project will not only restrict the inflow of sewage into the Unkal Nala but, will also develop it as an area for recereation and accessibility for non-motorised transport.