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Now Chandigarh is all set for transit policy soon. Chandigarh Administration is all set for Transit Oriented Development Policy for the City Beautiful soon. Administration is ready with the map and designing of the policy. Chandigarh Administration is implementing it on lines of Delhi Government. Read here for Delhi Policy, http://indiatoday.intoday.in/education/story/transit-oriented-development-policy/1/451829.html. This policy would certainly help people in easy commuting. administration planned it to have on Sector 43 and Vikas Marg.
A stretch of 7.2 Km on the sector 43 and Vikas Marg is covering area of 357 Acres land. This policy is know as TOD i.e transit Oriented development. In urban planning, a transit–oriented development(TOD) is a type of urban development that maximizes the amount of residential, business and leisure space within walking distance of public transport. TOD mix land use with high density & high far, consisting if Green buildings. This Development would ensure employment and investment opportunities along with upgradation in their living standard.
TOD Mix Land use with high density & high FAR, consisting of Green Buildings This development will ensure employment & investment opportunities along with better living standards. To understand TOD more, it is like a type of urban development that maximizes the amount of residential, business and leisure space within walking distance of public transport. A TOD typically includes a central transit stop (such as a train station, or light rail or bus stop) surrounded by a high-density mixed-use area, with lower-density areas spreading out from this center. A TOD is also typically designed to be more walk-able than other built-up areas, through using smaller block sizes and reducing the land area dedicated to automobiles. The densest areas of a TOD are normally located within a radius of ¼ to ½ mile (400 to 800 m) around the central transit stop, as this is considered to be an appropriate scale for pedestrians, thus solving the last mile problem.