Cycle tracks for Delhiites

NEW DELHI: Government came up with a new plan for commuters who don’t want to get stuck in traffic. If you want to travel from Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium to Mayur Vihar Phase-I, or Connaught Place to Saket, you can avoid the heavy traffic of Ring Road, BRT and Press Enclave Road by choosing a cycle over a motorized vehicle.

Former students of the School of Planning and Architecture, were appointed as consultants, who designed this project. The 12-member team will now have to submit an updated proposal to connect areas in east, south and central Delhi.

“We will submit an extension of our cycle project to the Unified Traffic and Transportation Infrastructure (Planning & Engineering) Centre. It has already cleared the Satpula project, which is the first step towards a cleaner and easier means of travel,” SPA student Gaurav Jangid said.

PWD has already started work on the cycle track between Satpula and JLN Stadium and will be ready by 2019. The idea had its genesis in PWD’s 2021 Master Plan, which proposed a network of routes integrating arterial roads, eco-mobility corridors around nullahs, heritage routes, school precincts and recreational routes.

The cycle track will have 30 cycle stations and four major nodes which will allow commuters to access cycles. The main aim is to encourage use of non-motorized transport and to achieve a modal shift from private to public modes of transportation.

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