*19.46 kilometres road stretch to be redeveloped with concrete pavements in the unauthorised colonies of Matiala*

*To avoid any inconvenience to residents of Matiala during the monsoon, storm water drains and new sewer lines are being constructed in unauthorised colonies*

*Past governments may have paid no heed to the needs of residents in unauthorised colonies, but Kejriwal Government has been working for them since Day 1- Dy CM Manish Sisodia*

NEW DELHI : 28TH JUNE 2022-In order to redevelop the unauthorised colonies in Matiala area and provide better road connectivity to residents of the area, Deputy Chief Minister Shri Manish Sisodia approved the project worth Rs 26.69 crores. Under this project 19.46 Kms road stretch in the area will be provided with concrete pavements and a better drainage system will be established with storm water drains.

Speaking about the project, Shri Manish Sisodia said, “The Kejriwal Government is determined to provide better facilities to each and every resident of Delhi. Over the years, previous governments did not pay any attention to these unauthorised colonies and as a result they would struggle to have basic civic infrastructure. But the Kejriwal government has been working for people of unauthorised colonies from Day 1. Keeping up this initiative, the government has approved the project for construction of storm water drain and sewer lines to improve the drainage system in the Matiala area along with redevelopment of over 153 lanes in the area in unauthorised colonies. Redevelopment of lanes will improve connectivity of Matiala with other areas.”

The Deputy CM directed the officials of Irrigation and Flood Control Department (I & FC) to complete the construction works in stipulated time and told them to ensure that no inconvenience is caused to the common public during the implementation of the project.

It is to be noted that, as part of the Kejriwal Government's mission to clean Yamuna, the work of laying sewer lines in many colonies of Matiala assembly constituency is also going on by the government.

*Areas to be covered under this project*

-> Tara Nagar
-> Hari Vihar Block A, B & C
-> Patel Garden Extn. Block B, C, D, E
-> Uttam Nagar U Block


*Kejriwal Government sharpening accountability at government offices; Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot conducts surprise inspection of Kashmere Gate ISBT & Transport Dept Headquarters*

*Kejriwal Government to make Kashmere Gate ISBT a world-class transit hub: Kailash Gahlot*

*Kejriwal Government reshaping and reorganizing the Kashmere Gate ISBT to ensure convenience of passengers & traffic congestion*

*I am confident that with the new improvements we are making to the ISBT, both inside and outside, we will have a world class transit hub that Delhi can be proud of - Kailash Gahlot*

*Improved circulation plan at Kashmere Gate to include dedicated bus bays, parking areas to reduce congestion and connectivity to other modes of transport*

*Dedicated pre-paid booths for Taxi-auto drivers and parking spaces, pick up and drop off point for autos-taxis*

*Transit maps and signages to be placed at all major locations within and outside the ISBT for easy access and circulation*

NEW DELHI: 28TH JUNE 2022-The Kejriwal Government has taken up a mission to sharpen accountability at government offices. Transport Minister Shri Kailash Gahlot conducted a surprise inspection of Kashmere Gate ISBT & Transport Dept Headquarters, in this vein. Notably, the Kejriwal Government is reshaping and reorganizing the Kashmere Gate ISBT to ensure convenience of passengers & traffic congestion. Transport Minister Shri Kailash Gahlot today inspected the Inter State Bus Terminal (ISBT) at Kashmere Gate and reviewed the ongoing improvement plan to provide direct access to intra city government buses, closer to the ISBT main entrance itself. The Transport Department has been trying to reshape and reorganize the existing transit hub and develop an improvement plan to ensure convenience to passengers and reduce congestion in the area. As per the new circulation plan proposed by the department, Kashmere Gate ISBT will have dedicated bus bays for intra city government buses which will help passengers board and deboard intra city government buses and provide access to ISBT directly without having to enter the building.

As per the previous arrangements, DTC, and Cluster intra city buses dropped passengers at Mori Gate Bus Stop about 400-500 meters from Kashmere Gate ISBT. Additionally, DTC, cluster and inter-state/intercity buses entered from the GT Karnal roadside causing heavy congestion on the main road. Once these bus bays are functional, it will also reduce the congestion on the main roads around ISBT apart from providing convenient access to passengers both to and from these bus bay and ISBT. As these bus bays are behind the main entrance of the bus terminal, it will also provide direct access to Gate No. 8 of Kashmere Gate Metro station, provide ease of access and convenience to metro alighting at Kashmere Gate ISBT or Intra City bus bay. Violet line metro users will now be able to directly get out through Gate no.8 and move to the ISBT or take any other mode of transport. It will also reduce the traffic load at Gate No. 7 of Kashmere Gate Metro station.

Transport Minister Shri Kailash Gahlot further stated, “Under the leadership of Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal, we are committed to bring structural reforms to Delhi Transport infrastructure and ensure maximum convenience to passengers. Kashmere Gate ISBT has already been catering to a lot of intercity and intracity passengers working as transit hub due to availability of both metro and bus services. I am confident that with the new improvements we are making to the ISBT, both inside and outside, we will have a world class transit hub that Delhi can be proud of.”

Shri Gahlot also directed senior officials to develop dedicated pre-paid booths for Taxi/auto drivers and parking spaces for autos/taxis and drop off point for Ola/Uber and other similar services. During the visit, it was discussed that DMRC’s under-utilized parking on the Northern side can be merged with proposed modification plan enhanced parking and pick and drop-off facility at Kashmere Gate ISBT. He also observed the lack of enough signages that is causing difficulty in wayfinding for passengers, especially from outside the city. He further directed enough transit maps and signages to be placed at all major locations within and outside the ISBT for easy access and circulation. During the visit, Shri Gahlot also observed the circulation in various part of ISBT and interacted with Intercity Bus Drivers. While on the visit, Shri Gahlot also spoke to passengers and inter-city bus drivers on the improvements they would suggest. Shri Gahlot also conducted a surprise visit to the Transport Department Headquarters at Under Hill Road, Civil Lines to discuss the proposed improvement plan before the visit to Kashmere Gate ISBT.

DTIDC, the infrastructure wing of the Transport Department, currently manages the ISBTs at Sarai Kale Khan, Anand Vihar and Kashmere Gate. These 3 ISBTs which acts as major transit hubs for anybody coming into Delhi and caters to both inter and intra city buses. Kashmere Gate metro station established in 2002 also serves 3 major lines- Red, Yellow, and Violet and these along with the proposed Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) is also part of Multi Modal Integration Plan 2019 being undertaken by National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC).

Kashmere Gate was the first ISBT established in 1976, and serves 9 states, the highest number out of all ISBTs. It sees about 1200 buses per day and caters to almost 75000 passengers per day. With the high-density passenger movement that this ISBT sees everyday across modes, and is also a high-risk zone. Earlier the Delhi Government had also directed to conduct pedestrian audits to ensure passenger safety at this hub.