Park-and-ride facility in Delhi’s Connaught Place soon

For Index: Aerial view of the Connaught Place in New Delhi . Photo: V_Sudershan. (File Picture)

In a bid to make Delhi’s Connaught Place traffic-free, the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) is planning to start a park-and-ride-facility.

For the trial run, NDMC has purchased two electric cars and is in the process of acquiring four more.

The electric cars will be used to get people from Shivaji Stadium parking lot to the Inner Circle of Connaught Place. The implementation of this new programme will depend on the success of the trial run.

“This is being done on a trial basis to see how people find this experience. It is sort of a precursor to car-free Connaught Place,” said NDMC chairman Naresh Kumar in conversation with The Hindustan Times.

NDMC has also purchased two electric Verito sedans and six electric scooters for its staff so that illegal parking in CP can be monitored.

“The idea is to have monitoring at every 500-100 metres in the inner circle of Connaught Place. This will help us track illegally parked vehicles and remove them,” an official said.

NDMC has postponed its plan to make CP car-free which was slated to kick off on February 1 owing to protest from traders.