Appreciating the way the departments of transport and city planning in New York City have managed to resolve the traffic and transport problem and made it more people-friendly, Delhi Lieutenant Governor Tejendra Khanna called for a closer cooperation between the city and Delhi.
Khanna said Delhi and New York City had several similarities in terms of population, number of private vehicles on city roads and space crunch.
“The way New York City has created public space — parks and parking — and streamlined traffic is really appreciative. It has been made possible by the the city planning and transport department’s coordinated approach in preparing an integrated transport and land use plan,” Khanna said.
Khanna was speaking at the conclusion of a workshop organised by Unified Traffic and Transportation Infrastructure Planning and Engineering Centre in co-ordination with Institute for Transportation and Development Policy at Raj Niwas.
The workshops started with presentations by NYC transport commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan and commissioner (planning) Amanda M Burden on the best practices adopted by their city on transport and city planning.