Krishna Nagar Market to go car-free on trial basis
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.