CP must be pedestrian-only zone, says Lt Governor


A pedestrian-only plan for Lajpat Nagar market was also discussed at the meeting. Traders of this market too are opposed to the plan. For the plan, the traffic police have suggested that shopkeepers and others who want to park vehicles on long-term basis should park them at Jawaharlal Nehru stadium.

"We had held a meeting with traders of Lajpat Nagar almost a year ago. They shot down the proposal of parking at JLN stadium saying it was not a viable plan. We have come up with a traffic circulation plan and have identified designated parking spaces in the market,'' a senior traffic police officer said.

Ranjan Mukherjee, officer on special duty to the Lt Governor, said: "We have been trying to pedestrianise markets in Delhi for years. In 2007, we tried to carry out a trial run in Ajmal Khan Market. This is a norm in most countries.''

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