Project 82 –Proposal for Walkability Plan for Lajpat Nagar(Archive)

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    Name of the Project:

     Proposal for Walkability Plan for Lajpat Nagar

    2.

    Name of the Agency: 

    DDA/UTTIPEC

    3.

    Consultants   

    Transaxiom Pvt. Ltd.

    4.

    Copy of Proposal 

    Proposed Walkability Plan for Lajpat Nagar

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    UTTIPEC Processing

    The project was discussed in 82nd Working 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:

    1. The Group observed that the major issues are related to enforcement as there are illegal encroachments, spillover of shops, parking and servicesmatter leading to no space for providing uniform footpaths.Working Group recommended that this Walkability proposal isfeasible subject to availability of the organized parking space(s)at both end of the said market with minimal walking distance and strict enforcement along with regulatory mechanism by SDMC and Traffic Police, Delhi.
    2. PWD informed that there is a proposal for a new MLCP in the vicinity of the site. However, concerns were raised on its location as being far off from the market andpeople may not willing to go and park there and walk.
    3. It was also suggested that the roads may be designated as halt-and-go zoneor be declared pedestrianized zones with restriction on the movement of vehicles (excluding e-rickshaw, cycle rickshaw) in off peak hours only.
    4. The Group was of the view that this proposal needs to be prepared with a feasible solutionby addressing tothe existing parking issuethrough underground/elevated parking of adequate capacityand pedestrianization of internal streets with focus on Non Motorised Transport (NMT).

     

    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.

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    File No.

    [File No. F1(370) 2020/ UTTIPEC]

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    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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