Kr­ishna Na­gar Mar­ket to go car-free on trial ba­sis

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times City - TIMES NEWS NET­WORK

New Delhi: The mu­nic­i­pal cor­po­ra­tion pi­lot project for pedes­tri­an­i­sa­tion of its first mar­ket in east Delhi will be im­ple­mented on a trial ba­sis in Kr­ishna Na­gar from Oc­to­ber 7-11.

A se­nior East Delhi Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion of­fi­cer said that the trial run will be con­ducted be­tween 11am and 9pm.

As per the plan, the 1.25-km stretch at Lal Quar­ter mar­ket — from Chachi Build­ing to Gondli Chowk — will be de­vel­oped as a pedes­trian walk­way. Along with this, a small stretch of Mandir Marg will be made a non-mo­torised zone. “EDMC had al­ready co­or­di­nated with lo­cal RWAs and the shop­keep­ers as­so­ci­a­tion to co­op­er­ate while for­mu­lat­ing this project,” said EDMC com­mis­sioner Dil­raj Kaur.

She added that the ob­jec­tive of the project is to de­velop the first pedes­trian mar­ket street, with an area-spe­cific park­ing man­age­ment plan. “The project en­vis­ages de­con­ges­tion and har­ness­ing high foot­fall at Kr­ishna Na­gar Mar­ket,” she said.

As­sis­tant com­mis­sioner of EDMC and nodal of­fi­cer of the project, Aman Rajput, said that af­ter suc­cess­ful im­ple­men­ta­tion of the project, EDMC will be able to de­con­gest Lal Quar­ter mar­ket and at the same time, pro­vide a sus­tain­able park­ing so­lu­tion for res­i­dents and shop­keep­ers.

He added that al­ter­na­tive ar­range­ments will be made for shop­keep­ers and res­i­dents, who have an es­ti­mated 441 ve­hi­cles. “Stick­ers will be is­sued with the help of RWAs and the mar­ket as­so­ci­a­tion to dis­tin­guish their ve­hi­cles from the vis­i­tors’ cars, who will only be al­lowed to park in paid open or mul­ti­level park­ing lots,” he said.

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