Delhi Government to beautify 5 entry points; new look and design set for Delhi’s iconic entry points and landmarks





New Delhi : 26/12/2018

The Govt. of NCT of Delhi will beautify Five entry points and creation of Entry Gates to give an attractive and pleasing look to the commuters entering Delhi. A concept plan for beautification of entry points and creation of entry gates prepared by DTTDC was presented before Dy. Chief Minister of Delhi, Sh. Manish Sisodia today at Delhi Secretariat.  Shri Sisodia after reviewing and going through the vision and concept plan, has approved the beautification of entry points.

The beautification of entries of Delhi will give aesthetically pleasing look to the commuters entering Delhi.

Five entry points have been identified for taking up beautification and makeover in phase-I at Gurugram Border, Tikri Kalan Border, Gazipur Border, Apsara Border and Anand Vihar border near Kaushambi.

The Government will also Re-develop the Dilli Haat at INA. To make the Haat user-friendly and give pleasant environment in the Haat, the up-gradation of same is need of the time  Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation (DTTDC) has prepared an up-gradation plan for revamping the Haat and same was also reviewed by the Dy. Chief Minister.  It was desired that Food Court shall be up-graded to the extent of present user requirement and make the food court hygienic.  It was desired the work shall be taken up in phase manner, so that it does not affect the visitors.

Dilli Haat INA was constructed in the year 1994. Since its inception lot of changes in surrounding have taken place due to infrastructure developments like entry of INA metro station and extension of Barapula Flyover up to Ring Road and hence it was decided to redevelop the Haat.

Delhi Government approves world-class bus terminal at Nehru Place that integrates services/transit and amenities/rights for common citizens #DelhiGovernance #AAPatWork


 ·         Nehru Place among seven bus terminals to be modernized

·         Futuristic design of Nehru Place terminal released

The Delhi Government has given its approval for modernization of seven of the busiest bus terminals in Delhi to ensure a world class transit experience to bus commuters. (Please find attached the futuristic designs attached).

The Transport Department has already floated tender for modernization of Nehru Place Bus Terminal, and tender for another two bus terminals (Najafgarh, Azadpur) are expected to be floated within a week. Tenders for four more terminals are expected to be released in February.

Present Scenario

Almost 40% of trips in Delhi are made by public buses. Bus terminals are crucial nodes of interchange where commuters switch from bus to other first and last mile connectivity such as Grameen Sewa, Auto Rickshaws and Metro. DTC provides facilities such as information center, Bus pass office at these terminals along with public conveniences at these hubs.

Transport Minister, Shri Kailash Gahlot said, “Bus terminals in Delhi have been neglected for decades and the convenience and comfort of bus commuters often ignored. The present terminals do not incorporate basic public amenities such as waiting area, water and toilet facilities, pick-up/drop-off points. And also the spaces are poorly lit and shelters are few and far between which deter women, young and aged passengers and differently abled commuters from using the terminals.”

Present bus terminals suffer from many other deficiencies such as traffic disorder at the terminal entry and exit points, inaccessibility for para-transit services, informal shops and kiosks lined up along the boundary walls adding to the traffic congestion etc.

Vision of Delhi government

“Bus commuters should get the same experience that airport and metro train commuters get at transit points. Only then will there be pride and universal adoption of public buses in Delhi”, Shri Gahlot said.

Adopting the vision to connect Delhi’s bus commuters with world class transit experience, the Delhi government is looking at modernizing bus terminals and converting these underutilized urban voids into vibrant public hubs where commuters can access civic amenities in a well-designed, multifunctional public space.

Imagine a bus station where you can pay your bills on your way to work. Or a place where families can wait during a long commute while safely parking their luggage in a locker room.Or a place where before you board the shared auto to your house. Or you can walk into a Mohalla Clinic for a quick consultation. Or fill your water bottles at Water ATMs and recharge your ONE common mobility card. The terminals will be designed with provisions for notification of bus arrival and departure times (using GPS) and smart navigation and wayfinding equipment.

Futuristic Design of Nehru Place Terminal

·         The new Nehru Place Bus Terminal reimagines the site from the point of view of a commuter. Commuters can now flow into the terminals from the Nehru Place commercial hub, from the Kalkaji metro station and from the many temples in the vicinity of the site. It provides a generous public plaza along the Ring Road where commuters can wait and access facilities.

·         An aerodynamic futuristic canopy with its structure inspired by the tree form covers this public plaza and provides an iconic landmark to this important hub. At night, the canopy that is held up by tree-like columns is lit up through energy efficient LED lights bringing the street alive at night besides creating a safe and “imageable” public space. The canopy is a rain-shelter and also a water collector that directs rainwater into harvesting tanks.

·         The public plaza is porous and transparent with space for kiosks, small shops and hawkers. Around-the clock anchor store is located in the plaza. The design is also mindful of providing sufficient public toilets for women and differently abled citizens. Ramps and tabletop crossings are provided for safety and ease of access for all. Cycle stands are provided for parking private cycles as well as for bikes-on-rent.

·         By bringing the Mohalla Clinic, waiting areas integrated with a crèche/play area, e-Kiosk for bill payment into the Bus terminal, we are recreating the transport hub into a civic center.

·         DTC will be able to garner revenue from outdoors signage and digital media integrated into the architecture of the public amenities on site.

·         Provision has been made for connectivity to the foot-over-bridge located at a short distance from the site as well as integrating a pedestrian bridge to take the commuters to Nehru place without having to intersect with vehicular traffic.

·         From the point of view of transport, this terminal will be “future ready”. The designs will be modular and can expand to accommodate electric buses in the rear portion of the site.

·         DIMTS is the Project Management Consultant for the modernization of Nehru Place bus terminal and architectural design has been done by Space Matters.



Delhi CM @ArvindKejriwal approves flood plain rejuvenation, reopening of ranney wells and borewells, waterbodies and boring with a 3 month timeline for water augmentation #DelhiGovernance #AAPatWork

CM chairs meeting on water augmentation with Ministers, MLAs and Officials

·        Four major projects to be undertaken for water augmentation in Delhi

·        All four projects to be completed by March end for better water supply during summers

Chief Minister of Delhi and Chairman Delhi Jal Board Sh. Arvind Kejriwal chaired a meeting on water augmentation in Delhi through four different projects on Wednesday January 02. 2019.

The Chief Minister focused on the projects of water augmentation and also fixed March end as the completion of four projects for augmentation.

The meeting was also attended by Deputy Chief Minister Sh. Manish Sisodia, UD Minister Sh. Satyendar Jain, Vice Chairperson DJB Sh. Dinesh Mohaniya, MLAs from east and north Delhi, Chief Secretary Delhi, CEO Delhi Jal Board and senior officials of the Delhi Jal Board.

Project 1: Water extraction from 6-locations between Wazirabad and Okhla

The Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) has identified 6-locations on the Yamuna flood plain between Wazirabad and Okhla with a potential of 383 MLD water. The Delhi Jal Board is already extracting some water from one or two of the locations. However, most of the potential is untapped.

It was decided in the meeting that the extraction should be done for the full potential of 85 MGDs.

The Chief Minister said that this should be done on priority and be completed before the summers set in. This project will highly augment the water supply in Delhi.

Project 2: Fresh water pockets identified in Dwarka

WAPCOS, a consultant of the Delhi Jal Board has identified fresh water pockets in Dwarka area. These fresh pockets would now be developed to augment water supply in the area. It is expected to create an additional 22.5 MLD water.

The chief minister directed that the new source should be developed fast so that the water could be supplied by March end, before summer starts, to the residents of the area.

Project 3: Restarting the closed Ranney Wells and Borewells

The Chief Minister last week gave approval to the pilot technique for treatment of water with ammonia during his visit to the pilot project in East Delhi. This has paved the way for restarting the non-functional 7-ranney wells and around 125-borewells in Delhi.

Today, he discussed the restarting of these ranney wells and borewells and said, “Now the problem of ammonia in water can be handled with the new technique. The ammonia treatment plants should be put up as soon as possible to restart these non-functional units. This should be completed by March end so that there is no dearth of water in the summers.”

Once these non-functional ranney wells and borewells are made functional, an additional 63 MLD of drinking water would be available for the residents of Delhi.

Project 4: Additional bores in areas with high water table

The chief Minister also directed the officials to identify areas for additional bores in north and east Delhi where water table is high. He also asked the MLAs of these respective areas to help DJB in identifying locations for bores.

“Additional bores can also be done in north and east Delhi areas where water table is high and the problem of ammonia can be done away with putting up the treatment plants. These additional bores will not only make these areas self sufficient for water but will also create additional water which can be then supplied to other water scant areas of Delhi,” said the Chief Minister.

Once these additional bores are done, it is expected that it will not only make the respective areas water sufficient but will also create additional water. Additional water created in east Delhi would then be supplied to south Delhi areas which face problem of water.