12 Transport Hubs To Be Developed Under Transit Oriented Policy
The Delhi Development Authority has identified 12 transport hubs, which will be developed under Transit Oriented Policy (TOD), opening up real estate developments in the capital. In the board meeting on 18th March, the authority approved the modification to notified TOD Policy in Delhi.
“In order to leverage existing and upcoming public transit infrastructure to integrate land use and transport in the city and unlock the latent economic potential by facilitating compact vertical development around public transit nodes, the Authority has given final approval for the modification to notified Transit Oriented Policy (TOD) in Delhi,” DDA said.
In the authority meeting in December 2020, preliminary approval for the revised TOD policy was given, after that public notice was issued for inviting objections and suggestions. The modified TOD policy will now be forwarded to the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), GoI for its approval and final notification.
The identified hubs are Kashmere Gate Multi-modal Transit Hub, Nizamuddin/ Sarai Kale Khan Multi-modal Transit Hub, Anand Vihar Multi-modal Transit Hub, New Delhi Railway station, Dwarka Sector-21 metro station, Dwarka Sector-8 to Sector-14 metro stations corridor, Jangpura RRTS station, Haiderpur Badli Mor metro station (Mukarba Chowk), Rohini Sector-18 metro station, Mukundpur metro station, Karkardooma pink and blue line metro stations taken together and Trilokpuri metro station. The Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Policy for Delhi was notified by Central Govt. on December 24, 2020, as part of Master Plan of Delhi – 2021.
“Thereafter, DDA in consultation with major mass transit agencies like Indian Railways (IR), Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC), Delhi Integrated Multi Modal Transit System (DIMTS) and real estate developers of National Capital Region (NCR), has proposed modifications in the existing TOD policy to make it more pragmatic in the larger public interest. The revised policy can potentially improve public transit ridership, reduce vehicular congestion, and reduce greenhouse emissions and pollution in the long term,” DDA said.
Apart from the metro and railway stations, the revised TOD policy will also enable node based transit oriented development around upcoming modes of public transit like BRTS/ LRT/ Metro Lite/ Metro-Neo, making TOD policy of Delhi future ready. The revised TOD policy will allow mass public transit agencies to utilise their operational area like tracks, stations, depots for development, facilitating the use of more effective and sustainable operation and maintenance models for the transit agencies.
The compact development under TOD Policy ensures ample provision of open and green spaces, up to 30% of the total area with at least 20% as public green space, promoting walkable precincts in the TOD nodes. Additional development control norms regarding active frontage, parking, and other building controls have been added for creating more vibrant public spaces that not only promotes walking, Non- Motorised Transport and Public Transport as efficient modes of transport but also ensures sustainability provisions as an underlying feature of all the proposed development under TOD.