Delhi (Metro Rail News): According to a spokesperson of National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC), the Jangpura station on the Delhi-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) corridor will be developed as a major transit hub with space for residential, commercial, and office complexes, as well as other facilities for which a detailed plan will be made.
As per the spokesperson, “We have invited bids to appoint a consultant to prepare an Influence zone plan so that Jangpura is developed as transit-oriented development (TOD) node. It will be about ensuring seamless connectivity with other modes of transportation, including last-mile connectivity, pedestrian-friendly area, provision for parking, urban furniture, street vending zones and others. In addition, the proposed station and stabling yard will be integrated.”
“The consultant will also map all current facilities and plan for the area’s development accordingly,” the spokeswoman stated, “as well as obtain all necessary approvals from all agencies.”
THIS YEAR, the NCRTC decided to extend its Delhi Meerut corridor, which was supposed to start at Sarai Kale Khan in Delhi and terminate at Jangpura.
According to the initial plan, Sarai Kale Khan, New Ashok Nagar and Anand Vihar were the only three stations in Delhi on the corridor, along with a stabling yard-cum-maintenance facility at Jangpura. A stabling yard is a facility where trains are parked before departing on their next journey.
According to a second official, in addition to the stabling yard, Jungpura station would feature an operation control centre to monitor and control the time-bound operation of trains on all three corridors. In addition to Delhi-Meerut, the NCRTC is building the Delhi-Gurugram-SNB and Delhi-Panipat corridors.
According to NCRTC authorities, the Jangpura station, which spans 12 hectares, will become a significant transit hub and give a direct quick train connectivity to south Delhi.
The decision was made to enable smooth connectivity to individuals coming from Meerut, Ghaziabad, and other parts of Uttar Pradesh to the south Delhi area stated an NCRTC spokesperson.
As per the tender document, an 800-meter radius around the station will be developed in accordance with TOD policy, with a focus on the 500-meter radius (higher Floor Area Ratio).
The consultant will have to prepare a detailed traffic management plan for the area, as well as proposed measures for seamless connectivity with the road and mass transit networks around the station up to 100 meters or the next intersection of the road boundary beyond the TOD planning area, a senior NCRTC official explained.
The consultant will conduct a survey of current development, structures, plots, encroachments, key landmarks, Metro stations, and other amenities and assess their use. This will entail assessing the availability of public facilities and street furniture and identifying activity patterns, such as informal commercial areas and public space utilisation. It would also entail mapping of ongoing and completed infrastructure projects, as well as other public works, by various service providers, the source added.
The NCRTC is developing three RRTS lines, the first of which is the Delhi-Meerut corridor. The corridor’s construction began in 2019 and is projected to be completed by 2025.
Of the 82 KM route, 14 KM would be built in Delhi, including a 1.35 KM Yamuna bridge connecting New Ashok Nagar and Sarai Kale Khan stations. The bridge, which will run parallel to the Delhi Noida Direct Flyway, began construction in February of last year.