Project 77 –Preparation of Proposal for Walkability Plan for ITO Junction

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    Name of the Project:

    Preparation of Proposal for Walkability Plan for ITO Junction

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    Name of the Agency: 

    DDA/UTTIPEC

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    Consultants   

    Transfic Pvt. Ltd.

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    Copy of Proposal 

    Proposed Walk Plan for ITO Junction

    Section I ,Section II ,Section III ,Section IV ,Section V ,Section VI ,Section VII

    Integration with East-West CorrIdor and TIlak Bridge FOB

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    UTTIPEC Processing

    The project was discussed in 81st Working Group meeting of UTTIPEC under the chairmanship of Secretary, PWD held on 03.02.2021. The observations and recommendations of the Working Group –IIB meeting are as follows:

    Observations:

    1. Consultant was asked to introduce pedestrian traffic signals at crossingswith high pedestrian usage, especially at the free left turn from Vikas Margto Mahatma Gandhi Marg.
    2. The impact of upcoming GPRA colonies along the DeenDayalUpadhyayMarg on the pedestrian count needs to be considered for the proposal.
    3. It was directed to coordinate with concerned agencies/ department tointegrate the proposals for "East-West Corridor and 'Redevelopment ofNew Delhi Railway Station' with the Walk Plan proposal.
    4. Design and feasibility of the proposed FOB over railway land to bediscussed with Northern Railways, and NOC to be obtained for thepreferred design option.
    5. It was suggested that option for parking under the road (using leveldifference) on the Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg to address the huge demandof parking near the Times of India Building may be explored.
    6. The consultant was suggested to look for innovative design interventionsfor the existing water dispensers (Water ATMs)/ public convenience, etc.

    Recommendation:

    The proposal will be uploaded on UTTIPEC Website for Community Feedback for a period of 30 days after incorporation of above observations along with other recommendations given below.

    General Recommendations:

    On detailed deliberation, Working Group suggested the following guidelines which needs to be incorporated/ addressed by all the Consultants while preparing the Walk Plans:

    1. All the Walk Plans need to be discussed with PWD for integration withPWD's streetscaping proposals, wherever overlapping exists.
    2. The provision for seamless movement of pedestrian and NMT needs to be ensured in the Walk Plans.
    3. A designated space for public utilities to be provided along the footpath and a long term plan for provision of underground utility ducts and trenches shall be proposed.
    4. The provision for street infrastructure, kiosks, public amenities, gas pipelines, etc. wherever required needs to be planned in consultation with Traffic Police, MCD, IGL and PWD
    5. Alternate design interventions like use of grass pavers or brick jaalis in drain coverings and green verge etc. need to be explored
    6. Working Group stressed upon the importance of ensuring safety of pedestrians, especially the vulnerable groups (like differently abled, old people, women, children, etc.) through design interventions
    7. It was suggested to provide controlled access points along footpaths near the junctions to prevent jaywalking, as well as introducing pedestrian traffic signals at crossings with high pedestrian usage.
    8. Arrangements for cycle parking sheds to be explored wherever possible
    9. Consultant to provide cost estimate of the Walk Plan to the Road Owning Agency and Executing Agency (PWD). Also, the agencies need to be identified for implementation of the Walkability Plans so that funds/ budget arrangements can be made by the concerned agencies in advance
    10. Operation and Maintenance (0&M) models for the implementation of proposed public utilities and amenities in the Walk Plans needs to be suggested.
    11. Secretary, PWD suggested the Traffic Police to explore the possibility of using InteligentTraffic Management System (ITMS) for identifying and penalizing the motorized vehicles driving in cycle lanes/ footpaths, like Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR).
    12. It was advised to follow a pragmatic approach for provision of low maintenance infrastructure.

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    File No.

    [File No. F1(375) 2020/ UTTIPEC]

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    Date of uploading on

    Website

    22.02.2021
     

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    Last date for Community Feedback:

    22.03.2021

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    Contact

    Dy. Director (Plg.)

    UTTIPEC, DDA

    VikasMinar, IP Estate

    New Delhi – 110002

    Contact No. 011-23379043

    Email ID – dydirectoruttipec@gmail.com

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    Feedback

    Send your feedback on e-mail id: uttipec2020@gmail.com
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