The capital city of Delhi is an experience when it comes to traveling from one place to another and an auto, cab or a metro seems like a viable option when it comes to even the shortest distance because walking in Delhi is no less than an adventure. So, what if we tell you that you that Delhi is going to get all walkable in 19 key locations where you can stroll and come back home safe and sound? Yes, you read that right.
Out of 1,582 fatal accidents in Delhi, the number of pedestrian fatalities was 684, according to a 2015 study by the Delhi traffic police. Amongst such alarming rates and numbers, multiple agencies in the national capital have joined in together for the first time to create a ‘walkability plan’ that would provide safety on Delhi roads and provide access to pedestrians.
The prescribed changes include redesigned pedestrian crossings, open underground cables , street furniture, plantation of trees to provide shade, pelican lights, and gap fixing on existing footpaths along with the construction of new ones while some areas will also be titles as non-motorised transport (NMT) lanes on the lines of the Chandni Chowk redevelopment project.
The 19 areas selected for the project include ITO, North and South campuses of Delhi University, Uttam Nagar crossing, the three inter-state bus terminals, Hauz Khas, Nehru Place, Bhikaji Cama Place, the Saket-Malviya Nagar stretch, Dwarka Sector 21 and the Old Delhi and New Delhi railway stations and many more.
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