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Construction : Web Exclusive | May 2013 | Source : Construction Update

Delhi architects plan road project

Delhi-based Ashok B Lall architects designed the Aap Ki Sadak project to pedestrianize and provide last-mile connectivity in some parts of Malviya Nagar.

The project is funded by the Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation, started in March last year. The foundation has taken the views of residents over the last few months and developed a number of models for making the neighbourhoods in Malviya Nagar walkable.

Along with the feedback, the architects have used their own expertise to offer better connectivity without adding to the pollution.

Once completed, the project will create a dedicated footpath and a cycle or cycle-rickshaw lane on the main arterial road running parallel to the Press Enclave Road.

This is the most important road as it links the Malviya Nagar Metro station, Krishna Mandir, Gol Chakkar, Triveni Complex and leads to Chirag Dilli. The project also proposes to move the bus stand at the Gol Chakkar area to the Metro station to cater to a large number of people.

The project also envisages setting up a bridge that connects the nullah (drain) near Satpula to Chirag Dilli.

The project implementing agency wants to make it a public space by having lanes along the water body to allow movement.

To make the place extremely well-connected, Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System (DIMTS) plans to build a road parallel to BRT and along the drain, said landscape expert Sujata Hingorani, who is working with the team.

The nullah has been revamped and the surrounding space has been paved to turn into a small, green lung for the neighbourhood, according to the project map.

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