New Delhi: 15/01/2019


Azadpur & Najafgarh Bus Terminals to be made world-class after Nehru Place

· Delhi govt releases the design & proposed view of the terminals

Delhi government has floated the tender for modernization of Azadpur and Najafgarh bus terminals to ensure a world class transit experience for bus commuters.
The Transport Department has already floated the tender for modernization of Nehru Place Bus Terminal last month. Designs for five more new terminals have been finalized and the tenders are expected to be released in February.
Present bus terminals suffer from many 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.
Speaking on the project, Transport Minister, Shri Kailash Gahlot said, “In the current phase, eight bus terminals are being developed as modern world-class terminals in Delhi. We are envisioning these terminals to become lively urban spaces where passengers can easily and conveniently access multiple transport modes such as buses, auto-rickhshaws e-rickshaws etc as well as amenities such as food courts, ATMs etc. Ultimately, we want to democratize public transport and end the disparity of transit experience between metro commuters and bus commuters.”
Apart from Nehru Place, Najafgarh and Azadpur terminals, Delhi government is close to finalizing the designs for 5 new terminals for Narela, Dwarka Sector 4, Dwarka Sector 12,Vikaspuri and Central Secretariat. It is expected that all these terminals will be ready for use within nine months.


· 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. A round-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.


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