Pilot project planned to link Metro stations around Nehru Place
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All Metro stations in the vicinity of Nehru Place will have better connected as part of a pilot project, which will be monitored by Unified Traffic and Transportation Infrastructure (Planning & Engineering) Centre.
At a later stage, the project will be replicated along all Metro stations that will come up under Phase-III of Delhi Metro.
The decision to implement the pilot project was taken at a meeting at the L-G's office earlier this week. The project will be implemented over the next six months and will involve all stakeholders, including Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and the civic agencies.
Nehru Place being an important commercial hub was shortlisted for the pilot project. Influence zones of 300m, 800m and 2,000m have been identified so that development work can be planned.
"All Metro stations, which will come up as part of Phase-III, will now see development as per guidelines made by UTTIPEC. This exercise is being taken up to improve connectivity of the stations. At 300m, DMRC will ensure proper pedestrian facilities and signages. This will be a no parking zone. At 800m, the civic agency responsible for the stretch will ensure that pedestrian facilities are available to further connect the station with the main road. Parking for all kinds of vehicles will also be provided here, and will be separated into short-term and long-term parking spaces. At 2000m, connectivity will be provided via bicycle sharing, rickshaws, etc. Car parking will be provided here,'' said Ashok Bhattacharjee, UTTIPEC director.
UTTIPEC said Metro is on board with the plan. Stations along a particular stretch will be taken up together for planning, with a consultant being appointed for this work.
"Nehru Place will be taken up immediately as, besides the existing stations, more stations will come up in and around this area in Phase-III. We have already had a meeting with RWAs of this area. The conceptual plan and consultant for this project will be hired in another three months and work is likely to take the next three months to begin,'' Bhattacharjee said.
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