CEPT Rd. Khau Galli Intervention

by Kushal Dagli, Sneh Salot, Aashna Desia, and Neha Modi
Instructors: Mehrnaz Amiraslani and Mitalee Parikh
17 November 2015

We looked at CEPT rd. food market as an informal gathering space with a strong informal, urban character, tried to study and experiment with the ways it could be improved to better serve its users. We observed and analyzed the market area, and interacted with the vendors, their customers, passersby, and students of nearby institutes. We considered different ways of improving the space for the regular users, came up with two type of proposals, took the proposal and discussed it with the users of the road. After adjusting the proposal we intervened in the road accordingly with participation of the vendors. We then observed the stakeholders response, documented it and concluded from this analytical study.

Most of the stalls here sell food items (noodles, beverages) and few clothing and book stalls at the end of the stretch. This market has become a popular hang-out place for students. The 30 stalls in this stretch have fixed places. This market causes parking and congestion issues in the evening and on weekends. Surrounding are various institutions of Primary, Secondary and Higher education.

Crucial Timing for the street:

  • 7:00 to 16:00  |Students, Parents, Temple visitors|
  • 13:00 to 14:30 |Lunch time attracts plenty of Crowd|
  • 17:00 Setup for part-time stalls (i.e. for vendors selling clothes)
  • 6pm to 11 pm – Visitors (Major parking issue)


  • Lack of street lights
  • Traffic Congestion
  • On-street Parking
  • Safety Issues for Pedestrians
  • Conflict in Pedestrian- vehicular  Movement
  • Litter & stink


  • Dedicated parking space on the opposite side of road
  • Footpath with space for vendors (scenario 1)
  • Pedestrian zone on opposite side of road safely connected with pedestrian stretch along the food vendors side of road  (scenario 2)
  • Temporary Sitting Arrangements
  • Street lights
  • Activating the dead spaces


  • Capacity building for the vendors
  • Designated parking area (marked by line)
  • Allocation of dustbins
  • Planters and mesh climbers
  • Wall painting on opposite side of road, where there is more available space for sitting
  • Use of vibrant colors to highlight the trees


We observed the impact of the intervention for 6 days, 3 times of day each day and surveyed the changes:

Dustbins, Garden pots, Space between successive vendors, Parking within lane (Lunch, Evening, Night) – 2 wheeler, Parking outside the lane ( Lunch, Evening, Night) – 2 wheeler, Parking on CEPT side (lunch, Evening, Night) – 4 wheeler, Parking on Vijay Side (lunch, Evening, Night) – 4 wheeler, Parking Before intervention and after intervention

Start from the model road end, continue survey up to CEPT gate.

Parking survey method:

Method of collection information

2 wheeler parked outside lane,
2wheeler parked in side lane,
4 wheelers

Data to be recorded in a liner fashion.  (i.e. 12212444122.. )

Selection of survey Time:

Peak time during day: “Lunch” 1 – 2: 30 pm
Peak time during evening: 7 pm
Peak time during Night: 8:30 – 10 pm (9 pm)

Framing Hypothesis:

H1: First hypothesis
There is no relation between time of the day and parking habit of 2 –wheelers (In lane or outside lane)

H2: Second Hypothesis
There is no relation between the parking habits before and after intervention (for 2-wheelers)

Checking validity of Hypothesis by Chi-Square Test

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