Delhi’s vehicle-free from February

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Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday chaired a meeting, attended by officials from the Urban Development Ministry, New Delhi Municipal Council, and the Delhi Police, in which it was decided that Connaught Place, also called CP, be made vehicle free.

“It was decided that pedestrianisation of Connaught Place on a pilot basis would be implemented for three months from February this year for ground level testing of issues related to changes in traffic circulation, experience of pedestrians and shop owners, management of reclaimed parking lots, traffic load on outer circle etc,” an official release said.

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The officials stated that ‘pedestrianisation’ could be promoted by declaring the middle and inner circular roads of CP vehicle free by providing effective ‘park and ride’ services from major parking areas at Shivaji Stadium, Baba Kharak Singh Marg, and Palika parking.

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