The New Delhi Municipal Council aims to complete the delayed Nehru Park cycle path project by November this year, according to officials aware of the matter.
Work on the construction of the 2.7 km long runway along the periphery of Nehru Park in Chanakyapuri has been completed, but the associated infrastructure such as micro surfacing, painting of the runways, installation of lights and signs, has remained stagnant due to the monsoon.
NDMC vice-president Satish Upadhyay said painting of the concrete runway could not be continued during the monsoon and further delays occurred due to G20-related work.
“The track surface around the park has been developed, but the installation of the associated infrastructure was extended due to rain. To ensure there is enough light at night, the council will install 200 4mm high street lights on the cycle track. We are making efforts to complete the work next month,” he added.
The civic body has also completed horticulture development work around the track lanes, officials said.
The tack design comprises a 150mm thick layer of concrete, a 6mm thick microsurfacing and a 2mm layer of cold plastic paint. The average width of the track is 3 meters so that two people can circulate at the same time. NDMC will also develop cycle lanes along Vinay Marg, Satya Marg, Niti Marg and Panchsheel Marg as part of the project.
The construction work of the new road began in January this year and LG VK Saxena laid the foundation stone. It was initially expected to be developed in four months. “This road will be connected to a longer cycle corridor that we plan to develop from Moti Bagh to Raisina Hills. That project is still in the pipeline,” Upadhyay said.