The Urban Development Ministry has told the Delhi Metro to
ensure bicycle stands and proper pedestrian facilities along Metro stations
under Phase-III. This has been proposed to ensure proper last mile connectivity
from the Metro stations, said UD officials.
“We have asked the Delhi Metro to have bicycle stands near
Metro stations as part of Phase-III of the project. Also, the civic agencies
should work with Metro to have proper non-motorised vehicles and footpaths on
all roads in the city. Delhi Metro has assured us that they are working on
this,’’ said a UD official.
The ministry also wants all the Metro to generate funds and
cut dependence on loans and budget allocations “Depots need space only on the
ground floor, so upper floors can be used for hotels,etc. These places will
also be close to city centres and have ample parking,’’ said a senior UD