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MMI plan should give utmost importance to pedestrian facilities, walkability: Baijal

MMI plan should give utmost importance to pedestrian facilities, walkability: Baijal

New Delhi, Oct 21 (UNI) Chairing a meeting to review progress of implementation of Multi-Modal Integration (MMI) plans on DMRC metro stations, Lt Governor Anil Baijal on Monday said MMI plan should give utmost importance to pedestrian facilities and walkability.

According to an official statement, in the meeting, Additional Commissioner (Planning), Unified Traffic and Transportation Infrastructure (Planning and Engineering) Centre (UTTIPEC) made a detailed presentation on the status of preparation of MMI plans by DMRC for implementation on the ground by various executing agencies before the Lt Governor.

UTTIPEC approved 40 Multi Modal Integration plans for phase – 3 metro lines. DMRC will complete execution within next 6 months with priority to pedestrian facilities.

In the meeting, DMRC informed the LG that they have submitted 40 revised drawings of MMI to UTTIPEC based on actual site conditions and updated traffic surveys for approval prior to going ahead with preparation of detailed drawing for execution.

After detailed discussion and deliberation, the LG directed that DMRC should implement Multi Modal Integration plans with priority to pedestrian facilities to promote walkability and reduced dependency on Intermediate Para Transit (IPT) for last mile connectivity.

He directed that DMRC should implement Multi Modal Integration plans with principles which includes

effective engineering solutions to segregate pedestrian and vehicular zones, connected pedestrian paths to assist commuters to seamlessly travel between various modes of transport and provision of vehicles for last mile connectivity suitable to the neighbourhood.

The LG directed DMRC to prepare detailed MMI plans of remaining Metro Stations and start execution in these 40 metro stations in consultation with Traffic Police, Transport Department and PWD.

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