New Delhi, India (Urban Transport News): The Master Plan 2041 of Delhi envisages a transport system equipped with state-of-the-art technology to encourage the use of public transport. This ranges from strategic corridors to redevelop the historic ring rail network to strengthen high-speed connectivity. An official from Delhi Development Authority (DDA) on Wednesday said that the draft of the master plan is available on the DDA's official website for suggestions and objections from the general public.
The draft master plan states that Delhi's public transport system needs to be further integrated at the institutional level and systemically so that people can have a hassle-free travel experience. It envisages a transport system equipped with state-of-the-art technology to encourage the use of public transport, ranging from strategic corridors to the redevelopment of the historic Ring Rail network to strengthen high-speed connectivity. It addresses parking problems and suggests a user pays principle, which means users of all personal motor vehicles, except for non-motorised ones, have to pay for authorised parking facilities, spaces and streets.
The draft states that a comprehensive mobility plan (CMP) will be prepared to integrate urban transport at all levels. The draft master plan for the next 20 years has focused on improving high-speed connectivity to regional destinations and reducing traffic congestion in the city. It said that the strategic link routes will be developed as "Transit Priority Corridors".