Project 81 –Proposal for Walkability Plan for Delhi University (North Campus and South Campus)(Archive)

    1.

    Name of the Project:

     Proposal for Walkability Plan for Delhi University (North Campus and South Campus)

    2.

    Name of the Agency: 

    DDA/UTTIPEC

    3.

    Consultants   

    Transaxiom Pvt. Ltd.

    4.

    Copy of Proposal 

    Proposed Walkability Plan for Delhi University (North Campus)

    Proposed Walkability Plan for Delhi University (South Campus)

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    UTTIPEC Processing

    The project was discussed in 82ndWorking Group meeting of UTTIPEC under the chairmanship of Secretary, PWD held on 18.02.2021. The observations and recommendations of the Working Group –IIB meeting are as follows:

    At the onset of the meeting, the members were informed that all the consultants involved in the Walkability Plans work have been directed to follow the General Recommendations” as decided in the 81stmeeting of the WG-IIB held on 03.02.2021 and to incorporate the same in their proposals henceforth.

    Deliberations/Observations:

    (A) North Campus:

    1. Consultant was directed thatseamless movement of pedestrian be ensured on all roads within the study area to include in their proposal where, pedestrian footfall is very high.
    2. The Group observed that there is lack of enforcement issue in the area and needs to be addressed by the Traffic Police by penalizing/imposing hefty fines on the unauthorized/illegal parking within thestudy/institutionalarea.
    3. Delhi University (DU) representatives informedthe chairthat a request has been made to the Hon’ble LG for the improvement of Walkability in the DU bothNorth and South Campusand further, requested that the study area for this site be increased covering the entire campus area.  The DU representatives were directed to share the copy of the representation with PWD and UTTIPEC.
    4. Director (Plg.) UTTIPECinformed that at present the consultants have been engaged by DDA for preparing proposal(s) forwalkabilitykeeping in view 5-10 minutes walking distance from the metro stations/sites anda limited variation is allowed in the scope of work. The Group suggested that the remaining area of the campus may be included in the Walkability Plan proposal(s) as requestedby the representative from the Delhi University in the next phase.

     

     

    (B) South Campus:

    1. Consultant informed the issue regarding the requirement of land/shifting of boundary wall of the railway land along the San Martin Road, which has been already taken up by PWD with Railways in order to provide uniform width of footpath and seamless movement of pedestrian.
    2. Consultantalso raised another issue about crossing of Ring Road during off-hours and suggested a separate landing as well as sharing of FOB for the movement of pedestrians.  In this regard, it was directed that the matter be taken up with the DMRC officials.
    3. Bicycle sharing proposal/ PBS to be included in the proposal.
    4. Consultant was also directed to explore measures to decongest Satya Niketan Road.
    5. The Group suggested that the additional area as requested by the representative from the Delhi University may be included in the Walkability Plan proposal(s) in the next phase.

    Recommendation:

    The proposal after the incorporation of afore-cited deliberations/observations be uploaded on the website of UTTIPEC for ‘community feedback’ for a period of 30 days.

    General Recommendations (in addition to as given in 81st WG IIB Meeting:

    1. Possibility of providing trenches/services ducts as one time solution may be worked out as a long term solution in consultation with all the stakeholders (water,electricity, telephone, cable TV, etc.). The proposal of Walkability Plans required implementation in a   short term, hence, low maintenance cost strategy needs to be worked out.
    2. Walkability Plans should be implemented along with provision of stringent enforcement regulatory mechanism along with installation of cameras as well as signages for traffic management, encroachments, spillovers to ensure seamless pedestrian areas supported with heavy penalties/fines on all types of violators.
    3. Local body(ies)/DDA to develop a mechanism for the regulation of encroachment on footpaths/service lanes, etc. by shopkeepers, vendors in commercial areas through imposing heavy penalties/fines on all violators.
    4. Traffic Police to utilize Intelligent Traffic Management System (ITMS) like Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) for identifying and penalizing the motorized vehicles other than designated road(s), immediately through installation of cameras on strategic locations as well as proper signages and intermediate announcements.
    5. Before the implementation of the proposals for the Walkability Plans, all the concerned agencies to identify the appropriate locations for provision for kiosks, public amenities, gas pipelines, etc. wherever required to ensure seamless movement of pedestrians. The above needs to be planned in consultation with all the concerned departments like Traffic Police, Local body, IGL and PWD, etc.
    6. DMRC/Railways to explore possibility of including construction of separate unpaid passage for pedestrian movement across the roads/rails in design and implementation of both existing as well as under planning/construction metro stations. This would facilitate 24 x 7 movement of general public across the busy roads especially Arterial Roads/Highways and will also reduce the need for construction of separate public FOBs/Subways in future.
    7. Possibility of mandatory provision for public conveniences at ground level within all the MLCPs directly accessible from the main road be explored by all the implementing local bodies/authority.

    5.

    File No.

    [File No. F1( 371 ) 2020/ UTTIPEC]

    6.

    Date of uploading on

    Website

    03.03.2021
     

    7.

    Last date for Community Feedback:

    02.04.2021

    8.

    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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