New Delhi: Redevelopment of Anand Vihar and Bijwasan railway stations as world-class infrastructure and integration of 34 metro stations into a multi-modal transportion system were among the decisions approved by the DDA's planning body UTTIPEC today.
The urban body, under the chairmanship of Lt Governor Najeeb Jung took the decision in its Governing Body Meeting of Unified Traffic and Transportation Infrastructure (Planning & Engineering) Centre (UTTIPEC), DDA's planning body, at the Raj Niwas.
The proposal of Redevelopment of Anand Vihar Railway Station on the Indian Railway network was presented by Indian Railway Station Development Corporation.
Located in east Delhi, Anand Vihar is going to handle about 2.1 lakhs passenger a day, whole station complex will handle about 5,00,000 passengers a day when fully functional on capacity level.
The proposal outlines various state-of-the-art user facilities to access the station.
According to DDA, to handle the traffic load of the station complex, improvements for various road network are also proposed -- additional road links and connecting loops are planned for efficient traffic dispersal.
"Provision of pickup/drop off bays for car, taxi, auto, bus and non-motorised transport has also been proposed.
About 700 car parking spaces for passengers and about 3000 parking spaces for visitors and commercial areas are planned at the railway station," the DDA said in a statement.
The plan also proposes to connect the Anand Vihar complex with the proposed East-West Corridor for smooth traffic dispersal.
Among the other approved proposals is making Bijwasan Station in south Delhi into a world-class infrastructure.
The proposal plan seeks to transform the railway station with iconic buildings and modern amenities.
"Multi-modal integration for seamless connectivity to the Metro station, ISBT, arrival and departures are segregated to avoid congestion, ample parking space of 1200 lots, provisions for segregated non-motorised traffic movement, parking and pick-up/drop-off, in addition to all other modes," the DDA said.
Among other proposals are provisions for a disaster management unit, a bus terminal and waiting facilities for at least 30 DTC buses within the station premises, it said.
Besides, the plan also calls for using sustainable features like renewable energy, waste management at the station.
"Around three-four additional railway under-bridges are provided on south-east side to connect between the existing neighbourhoods and the proposed development, in order to minimise traffic on existing vehicular roads.
Besides, the UTTIPEC also approved a total of 34 metro
stations that are to be integrated into a multi-modal transportation system.
"The plans have been prepared in close and active participation from all key stakeholder agencies including DMRC, PWD, traffic police, irrigation and flood control department and DDA and their inputs have been incorporated from the very early stages of planning," the DDA said.
The goal of this very significant project of Multi-modal Integration at Metro stations is to provide comfortable last mile connectivity options to people, it said.
It is going to be done by providing well-planned and properly designated spaces for all modes such as buses, autos, rickshaws, cycles, etc, within the five-minute walking catchment of the stations, among other facilities.
"Providing high-quality walking environment including safe crossings/skywalks/well-shaded walkways/footpaths, are other part of the proposals.
It was also decided that all parks within 500 m influence area of the metro station shall be devoid of boundary walls and have transparent fencing only to ensure visual surveillance and safety of commuters walking at night, in addition to visually connecting the green areas.
The approved plans/designs shall now be integrated into the ongoing construction work of DMRC and shall be implemented on ground by the time the stations open to the public in 2015.