The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has come up with a redevelopment plan for the high-end marketplace. The revamp entails an underground parking with a tunnel connecting it to the nearest Metro station. A mall and a multiplex are also in the works.
The NDMC is also planning to build emergency ramps on the second floor of the outer circle, an al fresco walking space in place of the current parking lot, a central AC plant and a common effluent treatment park.
“We have plans to have a centralised air conditioning plant, which will not only reduce the power consumption but also remove the eyesore that AC machines jutting out from individual establishments have become. A common effluent treatment plant — an environmentally sustainable and cost-viable system for the collection, treatment and discharge of effluents from the wastewater generating units — is also being planned,” a senior NDMC official told Hindustan Times.
The ramp on outer circle’s second floor will be constructed for emergency situations. “It will have two exit ramps to help people get out in an orderly manner. The architect’s office has already conducted a survey of the market including those of individual shops to understand the durability and strength of buildings,” he said. More info