Decision Maker Response

Arvind Kejriwal’s response

Oct 25, 2019 — The Delhi Government has placed key emphasis on reducing the use of private cars through its Odd-Even scheme and encourage carpooling and the use of alternative modes of transport. Every time the Odd-Even scheme was introduced, Deputy Chief Minister Shri Manish Sisodia and has led by example in taking out our bicycles to ride to work in an attempt to encourage more people to follow suit. I have carpooled during both previous editions of Odd Even and intend to do so this time as well.

The Delhi Government considers cycling as one of the important transport options to reduce the severe air pollution in Delhi. We will recommend to the Central government’s Delhi Development Authority to include civic infrastructure for pedestrians and cycles on Delhi’s roads, as part of its Delhi Master Plan.

In the meanwhile, I can assure you that all of Delhi’s roads which are being managed by the Public Works Department of the Delhi Government will soon have proper provisions for pedestrian walkways and cycle pathways.

This is part of a larger project that we have launched this week at the cost of Rs.400 crore to redesign and landscape roads 9 major roads in the city as a pilot project. In the future, all roads managed by the PWD will be redesigned in accordance with international standards. Streetscaping will ensure clear walking and cycling infrastructure. This will create inclusive spaces for non-motorised vehicles and differently-abled persons.

Arvind Kejriwal
Chief Minister of Delhi