New Delhi. Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal has approved the Transit Oriented Development (TOD) policy and new traffic plan around New Delhi Railway Station. Along with this, a new traffic plan has also been approved for Central Vista and Central Secretariat. Apart from DDA and UTPAK, officers of Delhi Traffic Police and Public Works Department were prominently present in the meeting organized for this.
Under the implementation of the TOD policy near the New Delhi Railway Station, the newly constructed buildings will get the benefit of additional floor area ratio (FAR). Due to the increase in the number of vehicles in the coming days around the Central Vista and the Central Secretariat, the traffic system will be implemented afresh, for which the traffic police and DDA will soon prepare a plan. There will be an elevated road for movement at the New Delhi railway station and there will be a transportation hub i.e. people will be able to catch trains, buses and metro at one place.
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Meanwhile, about 4.5 lakh people commute every day at New Delhi Railway Station. Due to this, now a plan has been prepared by the Railways to equip New Delhi station with modern facilities. All the necessary no-objection certificates have also been received from all the agencies and departments regarding this scheme. Other related bodies including Airport Authority of India, NDMC, PWD, BSES, Forest Department are also prominently involved in these agencies and departments.
40-storey twin tower will be built at the railway station, multi-level car parking will also be built
Special care will be taken for the work related to the facilities of passengers in about 2.20 lakh square meter area of New Delhi Railway Station to be redeveloped under TOD policy. Separate pick up and drop up zones will be created for the convenience of the passengers. It is said that a 40-storey twin tower will also be built at the station, which will have all the facilities of hotels, offices, retail shops. Along with this, multi level car parking will also be made.
Railway office will be in 45 thousand square meters
Apart from this, multi-modal integration, road network and PSP will be developed at the railway station along with multi-story car parking. Railway office will be in 45 thousand square meters. Many improvements have been made in its road design, which includes pedestrian movement, street furniture, e-vehicle and women’s safety.
The facilities that will be provided under this re-development plan will include 91 bus bays to promote public transport, IPT on the ground floor, 1,500 ECS parking for private vehicles, buses and e-rickshaws etc.
Work of separate flyway is going on to reach the metro from inside the station.
According to the information, there will be different routes to reach and exit the station. An elevated road will be constructed from Chelmsford Road, Basant Lane and Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg to the station. There is a preparation to build a transportation hub here if there is a train at the station and there is a metro, bus and train service around it. The New Delhi Metro is connected to the airport line. It is currently five minutes’ walk from the railway station. The work of a separate flyway is going on to reach the metro from inside the station itself. The station’s infrastructural and surrounding development works will take place over the next four years.
Emphasize the convenience of visitors to biodiversity parks
Apart from this, LG Baijal has also held a meeting regarding 7 Biodiversity Parks in Delhi. He stressed upon the provision of eco-friendly public facilities including drinking water and seating facilities for the convenience of the visitors in all the Biodiversity Parks. He has also advised that a digital platform should be created to get feedback from the people for further improvement.
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