Rail Land Improvement Authority (RLDA) will invite bids for implementation of visitors circulation and highway enchancment plan round New Delhi Railway Station in July. Senior RLDA officers stated the Rs 1,000-crore visitors circulation undertaking – a part of the general New Delhi Station Enchancment Plan – is not going to solely ease entry to the brand new campus, however may also assist decongest Connaught Place.
RLDA vice-chairman Ved Prakash Dudeja stated, “An in depth plan has been ready to satisfy the rise in visitors and guarantee easy visitors in and across the station premises. This may also assist in decongesting Connaught Place. We’ll invite bids for the implementation of the undertaking subsequent month.
“The undertaking can be executed on Engineering Procurement and Contract (EPC) mannequin,” stated a senior DDA official. Below the EPC mannequin, the federal government invitations bids for engineering information from personal gamers and bears the complete value of development and supplies.
As per the plan, RLDA will construct a 23-lane kilometer elevated hall (about 11 km of whole highway) within the first section and widen roads like Panchkuian Highway, Basant Highway, Chelmsford Highway, Bhavabhuti Marg and Minto Highway across the station. of the undertaking. Because the roads belong to the Public Works Division (PWD) of the Delhi authorities, RLDA officers stated the plan has been ready in session with the company.
Lane kilometer is a technique employed by the Nationwide Highways Authority of India (NHAI) which entails measuring the size of every new lane constructed fairly than calculating the general size of the freeway. For instance, one kilometer of a four-lane freeway is counted as 4 kilometers below the regulation.
“We’re simply bettering the capability of the roads across the station in order that they will take the elevated visitors load. The plan has been mentioned with the officers of the Public Works Division and obligatory permission can be taken as soon as the work begins. A portion of railway land can be used for highway widening work on Basant Highway.
A Delhi authorities spokesperson stated, “This undertaking is not going to solely remedy the issue of overcrowding however may also present open house to the folks and beautify the realm.”
After the primary section of the revamp, the constructed up space of the New Delhi station – one of many busiest rail hubs within the nation – will improve to five.5 million sq ft from the present roughly 1.1 million sq ft. After the entire revamp, the full built-up space of the station will improve to round 33 lakh sq. ft.
Senior RLDA officers stated highway enchancment is important because the footfall goes to extend within the space, as new business and workplace complexes and residential services, and many others., are proposed to come back up as a part of the station redevelopment plan. Presently, 450,000 passengers go to the station every day (160–170 million folks yearly).
At current, there are two principal entry factors to the station from Ajmeri Gate and Paharganj, and each are congested.
To make sure that there is no such thing as a visitors jam resulting from improve in vehicular visitors across the station, RLDA has determined to create separate entry and exit routes for the station premises. “Station sure visitors will enter by way of Basant Highway, Chelmsford Highway and Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg. Two elevated sections can be constructed at Basant Lane and Chelmsford Highway to enter the station. A flyover can be constructed on DDU Marg for entry,” stated an official.
Equally, a senior RLDA official stated that visitors will exit the station utilizing the ramps constructed on Chelmsford Highway, Bhavabhuti Highway and Asaf Ali Marg.
The visitors circulation plan, which can be carried out by RLDA, was authorized by the Unified Visitors and Transportation (Planning and Engineering) Middle (UTTIPEC) in December final 12 months.
The State Entry Highway is proposed to be developed as a pedestrian solely route. “The undertaking can be accomplished inside 4 years from the date of graduation,” RLDA officers stated.