The Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) is prioritizing last-mile connectivity and transit-oriented development (TOD) for key areas along the Gurugram metro project, which will connect Old and New Gurugram.
The GMDA recently held a meeting with officials from the Haryana Mass Rapid Transport Corporation (HMRTC) and the World Bank to discuss the TOD policy and comprehensive mobility management development plan. GMDA CEO, P C Meena, emphasized the importance of supporting infrastructure to maximize the benefits of the metro services.
Coordination and Committee
The GMDA, as the nodal department for mobility development, will coordinate with relevant departments to advance the metro project. A three-member committee of senior officials has been constituted for this purpose.
Focus on Non-Motorised Transport
GMDA is focusing on providing non-motorized transport options, such as pedestrian and cyclist facilities, improved bus bays, and junctions for easy access to metro stations. This is aimed at enhancing connectivity and promoting the use of public transportation.
World Bank’s Presentation on TOD
During the meeting, representatives from the World Bank discussed the applicability of TOD to the metro project. TOD integrates land use and transport planning, emphasizing high-density mixed land use areas near transit stations. The concentration of people and opportunities near these stations is expected to promote efficient utilization of public transport.
Key Stations for TOD Schemes
The HMRTC has identified sector-29 and Subhash Chowk as key metro stations with potential for TOD schemes. These locations will be further assessed for the implementation of the policy.
Gurugram Metro Project Overview
The recently approved Gurugram metro project will span 28.8 km, connecting Huda City Centre and Cyber City via Old Gurugram. The corridor is expected to have 27 elevated stations, including a spur between Basai and the Dwarka Expressway. The estimated total cost of the project is Rs 6,800 crore according to Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.
The GMDA’s focus on last-mile connectivity and TOD schemes for key stations in Gurugram will enhance transportation options and promote sustainable urban development in the city.