(Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
(Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint)

DDA moots exclusive tracks for pedestrians, cyclists

  • The 33-km long corridor, or the inter-connected tracts, will cover key hubs like Greater Kailash, Nehru Place, Tuglaqabad and Delhi Secretariat
  • The corridor will also have plazas, toilets and food kiosks etc. at regular intervals for people’s convenience

New Delhi: As rising vehicular traffic chokes city roads, the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has proposed a network of dedicated tracts for pedestrians and cyclists as a safer and greener alternative for mobility.

DDA on Wednesday made a detailed presentation of the project titled “The Delhi Cycle walk" at a meeting of senior officials of the line departments and stakeholders which was chaired by Lt Governor Anil Baijal.

The 33-km long corridor, or the inter-connected tracts, will cover key hubs like Greater Kailash, Nehru Place, Tuglaqabad and Delhi Secretariat, and will have plazas, toilets and food kiosks etc. at regular intervals for people’s convenience.

Explaining about the project to media, a DDA official said the objective is to connect all green spaces and reduce traffic congestion in the city. The corridor will connect metro stations, bus stands, high density residential areas, business districts and industrial and educational districts, he further added.

The corridor would be largely on the ground but will have elevated and underground sections wherever it will cross the arterial roads, the official said requesting anonymity. He said all origin and destination points have been mapped and no trees would be cut for the project.

According to a statement issued by the LG office, the lieutenant governor has asked the DDA to take help from urban planning experts, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and the forest department for execution of the project.

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