DDA to promote smooth walkability for pedestrians in Dwarka
DDA to promote smooth walkability for pedestrians in Dwarka
Akhilesh Pandey
DDA to promote smooth walkability for pedestrians in Dwarka
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DDA to promote smooth walkability for pedestrians in Dwarka

Dwarka sub city would get a stretch or a place for walkability and green mobility in future as DDA has approved a plan for Dwarka sector-21 metro station. The Draft Regulations for Enhancing Walkability and Green Mobility in Delhi was approved by DDA and sent to the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India for notification.

The policy aims to improve pedestrian friendly walkability by creating a quality urban environment that facilitates social interaction on streets where more people are encouraged to walk. It is proposed that the walkability stretch would reduce pedestrians' time to reach a particular place.

Dwarka said to be one of the most planned satellite cities of Delhi has been facing problems of smooth and safe space for pedestrians. The walkability stretch or anything like that would provide pedestrian safety and green mobility in the city. Vice president of Dwarka Forum, Sunil Sareen said, “You can see that these days all the pedestrian spaces are encroached either by parked vehicles or vendors. Therefore making a place for walkability would definitely encourage pedestrians to walk and will also ensure their safety. I hope that it would come true soon in future. In fact I believe that a stretch for walkability should be made in the entire city.”

The areas where the stretches for walkability and green mobility would be developed under the scheme are- Dwarka sector-21 metro station, ITO, Delhi University (North and South Campus),Uttam Nagar crossing, ChandniChowk, ISBT, INA, HauzKhas –IIT, Nehru Place, Bhikaji Kama Place, Karol Bagh, Saket-Malviya Nagar, Kamla Nagar Lajpat Nagar, Lakshmi nagar, Sector-21 Metro Station, Dwarka, Adchini area on Aurobindo Marg, Old Delhi and New Delhi Railway Station, Mandi House, Purana Quila,Pragati Maidan and Delhi Zoo Area, Inderlok metro station area, Rajendra Place metro station and DC area, Azapur Mandi and Metro station area, Asaf Ali Road and JLN Marg area.