Towards a Walkable and Sustainable Bengaluru: Development Control Regulations for Indiranagar Metro Station Area

By WRI India Sustainable Cities - Aug 2014

EMBARQ India has been working in collaboration with the Directorate of Urban Land Transport (DULT), Government of Karnataka in developing methodologies to help design and develop suitable public spaces and built environment around the Metro stations in Bangalore. The Indiranagar project focuses on Indiranagar metro station in particular as a pilot project (for demonstration) to be scaled up across all 40 stations of metro phase 1 alignment. The project comprises of two parts - the Safe Access design and the Development Control Regulations (DCR) proposal for Indiranagar station.

The intent of the Safe Access Project is to show how access to the metro station may be enhanced and made a priority in an environment that anticipates increased density and rapid urban transformation. You can access a report on the safe access project here

The Development Control Regulations aim to shape the built environment around the metro station to support the design proposals of the Indiranagar Safe Access Project. This can be achieved by facilitating a development trend that allows higher numbers of people to use the metro system and by guiding the design of built form to improve the street interface thereby creating a more pedestrian friendly and safe environment. A station area analysis and development plan methodology can be developed and  be applied to stations across the city while ensuring that each DCR proposal caters to the needs of the context (ecological, historical, develop etc) in which the station is set. 

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