The Lt. Governor Shri V.K. Saxena, yesterday chaired the 66th Meeting of the Governing Body of Unified Traffic & Transportation Infrastructure Planning & Engineering Centre (UTTIPEC). Apart from approving the minutes of the 65th Meeting, the action taken
Tuesday, September 27, 2022
The Lt. Governor Shri V.K. Saxena, yesterday chaired the 66th Meeting of the Governing Body of Unified Traffic & Transportation Infrastructure Planning & Engineering Centre (UTTIPEC). Apart from approving the minutes of the 65th Meeting, the action taken report subsequent to the last meeting held on 26th April, 2022 and various far-reaching projects that will help ease the traffic situation and improve transport and transit in the City were deliberated upon and approved.
At the outset, the Lt. Governor stressed upon the need for comprehensive prospective planning that took into account all developmental projects in an area before finalizing the proposals for approval of UTTIPEC. Shri Saxena also underlined the importance of strictly sticking to timelines and complete inter-agency coordination.
While discussing the ATR on the project of approach road from Chattarpur to institutional area in Maidangarhi, Saryupur and Satbari, where the SAARC University, Central Armed Police Forces Institute of Management Science and buildings of HUPA and NIC etc. are supposed to come up, the LG was informed that widening of the road from existing 7 mtrs. to 30 mtrs. would require acquisition of private land and more importantly clearance of the Forest Department that had declared the entire area as ‘morphological ridge’. Terming the institutions coming up in the area as extremely important ones that essentially required sufficiently wide approach roads, the LG issued instructions to DDA to explore the possibility of widening the road to the extent possible taking into account the land available with DDA, Gram Sabha and the Forest Department and also come up with another design which included the private land. He asked the DDA to fix a timeline and bring the amended proposals at the earliest for approval of the UTTIPEC.
The following fresh proposals and projects were approved by the UTTIPEC:
1. Implementation of Master Plan of AIIMS New Delhi to convert it into world class Medical University-Approval for Traffic Impact Assessment Report for the Redevelopment of AIIMS campus.
2. Preparation of cycle track on the route from New Moti Bagh to South Block-North Block - Nirman Bhawan - Shanti Path - Niti Marg - Kautilya Marg - Gopi Nath Bardoloi Marg-Teen Murti Marg - Kushak Road - Rajaji Marg - K Kamraj Marg- Maulana Azad Road/Rafi Marg-Red Cross Road - Sansad Marg-GRG Road - Pandit Panth Marg.
3. Preparation of Comprehensive Mobility Plan for Dwarka (K-II) Zone:
a) Immediate and Short-Term Improvement Plan:
i. Intersection Improvement Plan for five junctions
ii. Walkability Improvement.
iii. Public Transport Improvement,
iv. Last Mile Connectivity.
v. Parking Improvement/Solutions
b) Medium and Long-Term Improvement Plan
i. Integrated Transit Corridor Development Plan for identified critical corridor. Dwarka Mor to Palam Metro Station
With regards to the proposals concerning Dwarka, the Lt. Governor asked for taking into account prospective traffic and mobility projections in light of the proposed and upcoming Diplomatic Enclave, Integrated Multi-Sports Arena, and Bharat Vandana Park in the area. Shri Saxena also asked officials to explore and present before him plans for alternate access and exit roads from Dwarka to other parts of the City, so as to ease the burden on the existing roads that lead in and out of Dwarka.
4. Modifications in the approved Multi Modal Integration (MMI) Plan of Karkardooma Metro Station, in light of pending Court cases pertaining to encroachment by 08 shops on Right of Way (RoW).
5. Multi Modal Integration (MMI) Plan of
i. Jhandewalan Metro Station
ii. Rajendra Place Metro Station
iii. Nangloi Metro Station
In this regard, the Lt. Governor expressed dissatisfaction over the lack of inter-agency coordination for successful implementation of the hitherto approved MMI plans for 59 Metro Stations. He issued directions for seamless coordination between the concerned agencies that include PWD, Transport Department, MCD, Traffic Police and DDA and asked for 05 Metro Stations with heavy foot fall to be identified on a Pilot Basis for satisfactory implementation of the approved MMI’s Plans.