By Vikas Pawar
“Vikas Marg” is an idea about reviving one of the principal trunk roads of
Delhi. Vikas Marg connects Central Delhi with East Delhi and also has a Metro
track running through it connecting Yamuna Bank Metro Station to Anand Vihar in
the east. However, in spite of being a key road, it is fraught with problems of
congestion, encroachment, poor pedestrian infrastructure (with minimal foot over
bridges and poorly maintained subways that are hardly used), garbage disposal,
open urinals, poor drainage system and poor management of rush hour traffic.
Presented in the form of a short film, this entry looked at overhauling the
entire road system by giving it a ‘street bazaar’ character with wide pedestrian
and cycling pathways, parking and three broad lanes in the centre for the
traffic. It also made suggestions for improving rush hour traffic management and
setting up dedicated elevated cycle track along the Metro track.
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