To motivate Delhiite’s about good health, the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has been planning to develop Pedestrian-friendly zones in 22 top Localities of Delhi. It will not only decongest important areas of the city but will also increase awareness about walking among the residents as well as increase green environs in the city.
The draft was recently prepared by Delhi Lieutenant Governor, Anil Baijal and was submitted to Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. The draft has already been approved by the DDA. According to it, pedestrian-friendly zones will be developed in 22 top localities of Delhi.
Elaborating more on the above, a senior DDA official said, “As per the draft, the DDA will develop barrier-free footpaths and construct a commuter-friendly pedestrian network. These pedestrian zones will be linked with parks, public places, green areas, and open spaces.”
He further informed about the 22 localities which have been identified for the infrastructure development.
These localities include Income Tax Office (ITO), Karol Bagh, Lajpat Nagar, Kamla Nagar, New Delhi and Old Delhi railway stations, Purana Quila (Pragati Maidan), Mandi House, Inderlok station area, Delhi zoo area, Dwarka Sector-21 Metro Station, Uttam Nagar crossing, Delhi University (North and South Campus), Chandni Chowk, INA, ISBT, Hauz Khas –IITNehru Place, Bhikaji Cama Place, Nehru Place, Saket-Malviya Nagar, Rajendra Place metro station, JLN Marg, Laxmi Nagar, Adchini on Aurobindo Marg and Asaf Ali Road.
With a persistent increase in pollution, the move will definitely help in making Delhi a cleaner and greener place. At the same time, it will also provide relief to daily commuters from increasing traffic problem.