The Transit Oriented Development Policy puts forth a strategy to restructure and redefine how our city works, lives and finds means of recreation is being put forth through the TOD vision for the city. The Vision is to make our city of Delhi safer, greener, more equitable, transparent and democratic. The previous planning approach where all sectors worked separately as specialist agencies is being replaced with a more integrated holistic paradigm of planning.
Not only this, but how both the public and private sectors need to work hand-in-hand to realize this vision and deliver it on ground is being re-thought. From delivery and management of affordable housing stock, wider choice of commercial establishments, adequate social amenities, and provision of decentralized infrastructure to the creation of high quality public realm, the involvement of both the public and private players is essential.
While the Draft TOD Policy has gone through a rigorous process of scrutiny and review by public and private agencies, stakeholders, professionals working on the ground and the public, at large as part of the Masterplan 2021 Review process 2012, further testing is required to ensure the policy recommendations are robust, viable and deliverable on ground.
For this, UTTIPEC is organizing a series of 25 workshops under the following nine theme-based series to arrive at an implementation strategy for rolling out TOD across the city:
1. Visualising TOD based development
2. Economic feasibility & market testing
3. Strategy for sustainable infrastructure
4. Synergy between implementation of TOD Influence Zone Plans & Local Area Plans
5. Strategy for incentivising redevelopment
6. TDR & related implementation strategies
7. Strategy for effective parking within a TOD
8. Strategy for sustainable transport infrastructure
9. Strategy for rolling out TOD
(Schedule of the TOD Workshop Series)
Launch of the TOD Workshop Series
The Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Workshop Series was launched by the Honorable Lieutenant Governor, Delhi and Chairman, Unified Traffic and Transportation Infrastructure (Planning & Engineering) Centre (UTTIPEC) and Delhi Development Authority on 21st February at the India International Centre, New Delhi. The Hon'ble LG appealed to all Senior Officers of the Administration, experts, professionals and private agencies working on the ground to come forward and take the lead in testing the policy further for its deliverability. The Hon'ble LG appealed to the attendees to volunteer to Champion the Workshops and provide full support in the formulation of the Policy.