Critical road infra & redevelopment plans gets nod by Delhi L-G

01 Mar 2023

The 67 th Meeting of the Governing Board of the Unified Traffic and Transportation Infrastructure Planning & Engineering Centre (UTTIPEC), which was presided over by Delhi Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena, approved crucial road infrastructure and redevelopment plans. Before finalising the recommendations for approval by UTTIPEC, the L-G emphasised the importance of thorough prospective planning that took into account all development initiatives in any location, according to an official release. He also emphasised the significance of flawless inter-agency collaboration and absolute adherence to deadlines.

The upgrades and widening of Mandi Road from the Chhatarpur Metro Station on MG Road to Gwalpahari on the Faridabad-Gurgaon Road at the Haryana border are among the decisions made.

“With today's ruling, the existing road, which has a RoW of 8 to 12 metres for 9.05 kilometres, would have an extended RoW of 30 metres. The project was initially given the go-ahead by the UTTIPEC at its 43 rd meeting in May 2013”, according to the announcement. It will be sponsored by the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA), GoI, and carried out by the PWD, GNCTD.

Saxena was informed that the originally planned project had not yet begun because of a number of factors, including difficulties with alignments and land acquisition. The L-G voiced surprise and objected to the delay. He issued directions to the PWD to prepare a concrete timeline for the execution of the project and issued strict instructions to ensure that the timelines projected by the PWD are met. L-G Saxena underlined that this project had the potential of solving long pending mobility and traffic woes of the capital, especially in the south Delhi area beyond Outer Ring Road.

Shadipur, Peeragarhi, and Mayur Vihar Extension Metro Stations all have multi-modal integration plans that include a connected street network, street design, signalised and grade-separated street crossings, model interchange locations, parking for bicycles, buses, auto rickshaws, and private cars, among other things, as well as on-street parking, public restrooms, lighting, hawker zones, signage, street maps, and public transportation to ensure last mile connectivity.

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