The project was discussed in UTTIPEC Working Group-II-A meeting under the Chairmanship of Secretary, PWD on 02.05.2017.The background, project details, observations, recommendations of Working Group-II-B meeting are as follows:
i. PWD, GNCTD and their consultant presented the micro simulation based on the recommendation of Working Group meeting held on 05.04.2017. In the micro simulation, PWD, GNCTD and their consultant presented and mentioned that four congestion points. i.e., 'T' point junction with PuranaQila road and C-Hexagon, 'T' point junction with Shershah road and Mathura road, 'T' point junction with Subramanyam Marg and Mathura road, 'T' point junction with Bhairon Marg and Mathura road have been identified and accordingly necessary geometric improvements have been incorporated in the proposal for the smooth flow of traffic in and around pragatiMaidan and its influence Zone area.
ii. It was observed that as per the recommendation of Working Group-II A meeting held on 05.04.2017, PWD, GNTCD to take necessary observations from Delhi Traffic Police. Chief Project Manager, F-2 & 3, PWD intimated that PWD had already convened meetings with Delhi Traffic Police and other security agencies and their concerns have been addressed in the proposal.
iii. Conservator of Forest, GNCTD raised the issue of re-plantation of trees due to the re-development of ITPO / PragatiMaidan. Chief Project Manager, F-2 & 3, PWD conveyed that regarding re-plantation of trees with respect to transportation proposal around ITPO / PragatiMaidan, a separate letter to be issued by PWD to Forest Department for necessary clearance.
iv. Prof. A.K. Maitra, (Environmentalist) mentioned that the proposal of re-development of PragatiMaidan will generate more traffic in already congested surrounding roads which will make the traffic & environment worse. PWD, GNCTD & their consultant mentioned that the traffic improvement proposals will take care of the existing and future traffic problems as DMRC Phase-III and Barapullah Phase-III proposed corridors will cater to some of the sub-regional traffic around this area. PWD, GNCTD conveyed that during event time/peak time additional parking demand will be met by ITPO parking itself.
Based on above observations, Working Group recommended that the proposal be uploaded on UTTIPEC website for 'community feedback' for duration of 30 days and accordingly recommended the proposal for consideration of the Governing Body.
Observations of The 54thGoverning Body dated 22.06.2017:
Special Commissioner of Police (Traffic) explained about the security aspects within the proposed redevelopment scheme. PWD, GNCTD conveyed during the meeting that security concerns had been discussed with the securities agencies regarding the proposed tunnel below PragatiMaidan area and same have already been addressed in the proposal.
Decision of The 54thGoverning Body dated 22.06.2017:
Based on the above observations, the proposal was approved with the rider that traffic projections should be very carefully reviewed especially the peak density of traffic.