LG orders to form panel for better mgmt of metro stations


Delhi Lieutenant Governor V K Saxena has directed the formation of a project management unit for better coordination among stakeholder agencies implementing the multi-modal integration of metro stations, officials said on Monday.
The direction by the LG comes following his recent meeting with the Unified Traffic and Transportation Infrastructure Planning and Engineering Centre (UTTIPEC), where it emerged that while the MMI plans for metro stations were being implemented in the right earnest, the project’s effectiveness was getting limited to the premise of the metro stations due to the lack of proactive interventions by other stakeholder agencies apart from the Delhi Metro, a Raj Niwas official said. According to a statement issued here by Raj Niwas, the project management unit (PMU) will be headed by the Transport Commissioner and comprise representatives from PWD, MCD, DMRC, DDA, and Traffic Police.
The unit would ensure that every agency or department concerned plays its role without any glitches, the official said.
The PMU will be tasked with ensuring that the metro multi-modal integration (MMI) plan is implemented in totality by enabling seamless coordination between stakeholder agencies and not just at the metro stations, he added. Explaining the multi-modal integration project, the official said it will be implemented in and around different metro stations that have developed as the prime public transport hubs in various localities of Delhi and would incorporate interconnected street networks, street designs, and signalised and grade-separated street crossings.