New Delhi, Nov 23 (PTI) Development of 20 metro stations and its surrounding area under the multi-modal-integration (MMI) project to facilitate last-mile connectivity, has been approved by the planning body of the DDA.

The decision was approved by Unified Traffic and Transportation Infrastructure (Planning & Engineering) Centre (UTTIPEC) in its 53rd Governing Body Meeting, held under the chairmanship of Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung.

“20 metro stations and its surrounding area under the Multi Modal Integration (MMI) project were approved to facilitate last-mile connectivity for the metro users,” DDA said.

The DDA’s planning body also approved various other important road infrastructure projects for the national capital.

The MMI projects consist of integrated scheme for pedestrian facilities such as foot-over-bridge, under passes and space for parking of auto-rickshaws and e-rickshaws. There would also be provision for non-motorised vehicles to solve problems related to exiting around the metro stations, the DDA said today.

“Master Plan for Delhi has proposed Urban Extension Road-II (UER) which connects National Highway 1, 10 & 8. This road was proposed to reduce traffic from existing Ring Road and Outer Ring Road. A major part of this road has already been constructed by the DDA.

“However, part of the road alignment between Kanjhawala and NH-10, (Rohatk Road) has been approved in this meeting of the UTTIPEC. The proposed road has an under bridge at Holambi Kalan and tunnel road at Meer Vihar, Bhagya Vihar which have also been approved as part of this road. In addition, this new road has provision of MRTS and the BRT system,” the urban body said in a statement.

In the UTTIPEC meeting, as an upgrading proposal of the existing Bund Road along the Canal connecting Bijwasan- Najafgarh Road to the Northern Peripheral Road was also approved to facilitate local traffic movement in between Delhi and Gurgaon, in the first phase.

“The Road Improvement Plan for the Mangal Pandey Marg in east Delhi, from foot of the Signature Bridge to the Delhi UP Border (Bhopura) was also approved. This will facilitate smooth traffic on this road in the east Delhi,” it said.

Source: PTI

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