Only pedestrians, cycle rickshaws, e-rickshaws to be allowed in Chandni Chowk

Only pedestrians, cycle rickshaws, e-rickshaws to be allowed in Chandni Chowk

NEW DELHI: Chandni Chowk will soon become the first locality in the national capital where only pedestrians, cycle rickshaws and e-rickshaws will be allowed between 9 am and 9 pm everyday, an official said.nnThe decision was taken at a governing body meeting of the Unified Traffic and Transportation Infrastructure (Planning and Engineering) Centre (UTTIPEC) yesterday. The meeting was held under the chairmanship of Lt Governor Anil Baijal.nnThe UTTIPEC has approved the proposal for pedestrianisation of Chandni Chowk, the official said.nnHowever, the timeline for the implementation of the move is yet to be decided.nnIt will be the first locality in the national capital where motorised vehicles will be banned and only pedestrians, cycle rickshaws and e-rickshaws will be allowed between 9 am and 9 pm, the official said.nnHe said vehicular traffic would only be allowed from 9 pm to 9 am in the area, adding emergency vehicles such as fire tenders and ambulances would be allowed.nnAccording to UTTIPEC, a symmetrical section is proposed, considering its historical values, and for the movement of fire tenders and emergency vehicles.nn”Under the redevelopment plan of Chandni Chowk, it was also decided to increase the central verge from 2 metres to 3.5 metres with 5.5 metres of carriage way on both sides,” the official said.nnThe Delhi government’s Public Works Department (PWD) has been asked to execute the redevelopment plan of the area.nnAll infrastructure projects in the national capital are approved by UTTIPEC headed by the L-G.nnSource: Press Trust of India

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