Following the pedestrianization of several market places in Delhi, Lajpat Nagar Phase I is all set to undergo similar changes that will completely change the look and feel of the place. The SDMC’s (South Delhi Municipal Corporation) move to pedestrianize the entire market comes after the many traffic and parking related issues that are rampant in the area. Though the central area was free of vehicles, the other surrounding areas will also be refurbished.
What’s the update?
As part of the change coming to Lajpat Nagar’s phase I market, the goal is to make it more pedestrian friendly by installing street furniture along the marketplace. The central area of the market has already been made free of vehicles but the SDMC now plans to install refurbished potted plants in several areas including the central zone.
Areas such as the park and the small gullies will also undergo several changes. Sources have reported that the SDMC has already installed benches and plants near the park in the internal lanes of the market. Apart from that, the goal is to make use of clay based tiles that change the overall feel of the place.
To make matters more convenient for shoppers and visitors, the SDMC plans to install proper signages and boards that guide the visitors to the right direction. They will also install shop numbers as well as markers for nearest metro stations. Most of these changes have already been implemented and in the near future, the goal is to have even more facilities.
Subsequently, the SDMC will install prepaid booths with the help of the Delhi Traffic Police that will curb the illegal parking of autos. These prepaid booths will also help ensure that the area is kept clear of motorized vehicles. Additionally, it will also secure fixed prices in autos, most of which continue to overcharge customers as of now.
We’re excited to see that one of our favourite markets in Lajpat Nagar is finally undergoing this major overhaul. For a long time now, issues of parking and traffic were marring shoppers’ experience but no more. Visitors can come here and say hello to a much better shopping ordeal.