Kiran Bedi proposes transportation and infrastructure blueprint
The transportation pointers are aimed to raise quality of life in Delhi. Focus will be laid on de-clogging of roads through implementation of suitable solutions, considering underpasses/flyovers/tunnels in highly congested areas. Current traffic masterplan and conditions are to be reviewed in order to implement direction based traffic solutions to unclog roads.
While road safety awareness has become an essential agenda is recent times, active drives to educate citizens on safety and traffic rules is proposed. Strict enforcement of traffic and parking rules will become a reality. Turning to a centralised traffic network operating center (NOC) to monitor and re-route Delhi-wide traffic based on intelligent systems could be adapted by referring to satellite imagery. Feedback from intelligent signalling, and transportation systems will be essential for smooth traffic flow.
Smart cities and roads are the future. Smart Delhi roads will use LED signage to make commuters aware of traffic conditions so high traffic areas can be avoided via effective detouring. While Indian auto industry hasn’t seen a sales surge in recent times, parking is already a serious issue in multiple areas. A parking masterplan will factor in multilevel above-ground and underground parking to improve transportation by freeing up major roads.
Working in sync with central ministries will guarantee effective policy and program implementation for Delhi’s development. The proposed Eastern Peripheral Expressway is one such project. Infrastructure in Delhi will be developed to be friendly to differently-abled people and people with special needs.
An integrated and cohesive transportation system will develop last mile coverage. A single smart card for Metro Rail, DTC Buses and Metro feeder buses will be in use, and offered at a discount rate for students and senior citizens.
Use of alternate-energy-powered vehicles is to be encouraged. E-rickshaws are to be regularised for continued benefits to drivers and riders. To improve the public transport system, 5000 new buses will be introduced. DTC services in rural and industrial areas will be improved. Auto rickshaw stands will be established. Grievances against Taxi/Auto Rickshaw and School Van drivers are to be resolved on priority. Emerging needs are to be reviewed and addressed as they arise. Continuous information exchange with stakeholders will be key to success of proposals.