A network of cycling pathways that connect Delhi is the newest eco-friendly initiative by DDA
Often, going to a gym isn't all that fun. The same environment day in and day out gets to you and puts you in a rut. For a break from the gym, Delhiites prefer to go for a jog in a nearby park or a few kilometers of cycling to break the monotony. If you're one of those people, then you'd be glad to know that very soon, there will be dedicated cycling tracks and pedestrian walkways for this exact purpose- to let you get your fitness game on in a new environment everyday.
What's the update?
As part of DDA's plan to make Delhi a well connected city, their goal is to have an entire corridor that spans across the National Capital. For this, they'll need to connect a plethora of areas through these tracks, which will be mainly used by cyclists and pedestrians.
Currently work along Phase 1 of the project is underway, the length of which is going to be 33 kilometers. Phase 1 will be covering areas such as Tuglaqabad, Greater Kailash, Nehru Place, Delhi Secretariat. Since the ultimate plan is to connect the entire city with such loops of tracks for pedestrians, we can expect many more areas to be connected very soon.
In addition to that, the tracks will also cover major metro stations, high traffic areas, places from where one can get other modes of transport and even residential areas. This will encourage people to skip using their own vehicles and travel to a point, using eco-friendly means and then hop on to public transport.
Why the need for such pathways?
Basically, with this initiative, the DDA is looking to push the idea of an eco-friendly Delhi while connecting it as well. Clearing out roads and ridding them of traffic, getting more people fit and giving them a chance to embrace nature are just some of the by-products that will come out as a result of this progressive move.
In case you don't have your own a bicycle, then you can also make use of rent-a-bike systems which are present almost all over Delhi now. Making Delhi a cleaner and greener place to live in is now in your hands.
When in Delhi, getting bored or being out of things to do isn't an option for us. This city hosts something or the other on a routine basis and sitting our tashreefs down isn't something we Delhites like doing! So to keep us on our toes and to put a smile on our faces, Delhi is bringing in Vir Das and his band, Alien Chutney this March.
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Often, when dropping someone off at the train station, getting on to the platform for a non passenger can be quite a chore. One has to go out of their way, even stand in long queues just to buy a platform ticket, which is not only time consuming but quite irksome. However, if you're looking to skip the queues and save some money, then here's something for you.
Have you ever been running late to the airport because of the sheer number of bags you have? If your answer is yes, then IGI airport has got you covered. Now, in a new initiative by the DIAL (Delhi International Airport Ltd) you can have your stuff transported to the IGI airport directly from your place of stay.
Delhi International Airport Ltd., the operators of IGI airport have partnered up with a Bengaluru based company called CarterX. In fact, this facility is not limited to be availed by only those taking off from Delhi, it can also be used to get your luggage delivered to your residence when you touchdown at IGI.
What's the update?
In a bid to make travelling to and from IGI airport easier for passengers, DIAL has undertaken a partnership with CarterX to start a service where a commuter's luggage can be transported to and from the IGI airport directly from their place of residence. This, essentially, is a step towards making checking in to the airport a breeze.
Additionally, if you're short on time and are planning to take the direct metro link to the airport, this is a great way to ensure that you don't have to lug your stuff around.
To avail the service, you will have to pay a fee based on the number, weight and size of the bags. The fee will also take into account distance to and from the airport, meaning the prices are going to be dynamically triggered. At any rate, the base fare is ₹299, which goes up depending on the aforementioned factors. For every 5 kilograms over 20kgs, an additional ₹100 will be charged.
This is certainly one of the most passenger forward moves we have seen DIAL take. The IGI airport is at par with the best airports in the world and this is something that should take its rating all the way up. DIAL and CarterX have both stated that with this service, they aim to cover the entirety of Delhi, including neighbouring states- Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.
For most of us from Noida, the Metro is nothing short of a lifeline. A saviour in times of need, the metro has connected various parts of Noida to mainstream Delhi. Now, however, you're going to have to take a different look at these metro trains, because you can rent them for throwing parties!
It's that time of the year again, when your Facebook will show you ads related to all things Valentine, there'll be a rise in pink-red teddy bears at the store windows and of course, the florists will be selling Roses at the price of Orchids. Valentine's Day is en route and if you too, are a part of Cupid's gang and love the day in all its glory, you must be scouting for things to do on this day with your beloved.