The South Delhi Greenway shall also become the critical ‘last-mile’ connectivity to the public transport systems being planned in the region – the Metro and the BRT. All Metro stations and BRT bus-stops shall be connected to the Greenway to give people easy access and the much needed last-mile connectivity. The Greenway shall also connect to all the markets, commercial hubs in the area and also to about 24 schools & colleges – allowing kids, housewives and elders the option of cycling or walking to schools and eventually help in de-congesting our roads.
Environmentally, the South Delhi Greenway Masterplan design proposes to clean the dirty non-monsoon flow in the drain, with a de-centralized biological waste-water treatment being designed on the lines of the Osho Park, Pune, by environmental experts from the IIT-Delhi. Apart from treating the non-monsoon stormwater, also proposes a comprehensive storm water management plan for the region, with emphasis on following the MPD 2021 draft proposal of achieving a zero-run-off drainage system, with help of various decentralized rainwater harvesting structures and infiltration topography. Detailed studies, analysis and designs have been drawn up to tackle issues like siltation, flooding etc.
The South Delhi Greenway integrates nearly 700 acre of unused public parks, masterplan greens and other Public Open Spaces in South Delhi to form an 'Open Space & Recreation' masterplan for the region. All existing parks shall be revitalized and connected to form one destination ‘theme garden’ for the city. Apart from connecting to the recreation destination in the region like the Delhi Haat, Garden of Five Senses etc., the Greenway proposes to create various new theme attractions like the Aquatic Ecological Park with an Underwater Tunnel Aquarium, Bird & Butterfly Aviary, Linear Botanical Gardens, waterfront promenades with sidewalk cafes and open deck waterfront restaurants.
The South Delhi Greenway also proposes to create an internal waterway network with boating facilities that shall eventually lead to the riverfront developments. The waterways being planned as part of the Greenway Masterplan shall also have lakes, islands, floating restaurants, dining boats, guided boat cruises, ecological boat trips and various other water based recreational activities.
The South Delhi Greenway shall also become the main tourism spine of the city by showcasing our rich built heritage. Five of the seven ancient cities of Delhi shall be connected by the Greenway trail network. Various other historic sites like the Mehrauli Archeological Park, Qutab Complex, Satpulla, Himayun’s Tomb, Safdarjung Tomb, Lodhi Tomb, Old Fort, Tughlakabad fort etc. shall become more accessible and shall form a part of a extensive Greenway heritage trails
Being planned as a Rs. 500 crore Public-Private-Partnership the South Delhi Greenway shall also have three commercial canal walks, with waterfront shops, cafes, restaurants, boutiques etc., which shall help generate the revenues to maintain and operate this one-of-its kind project.
Various festivals, cultural events, marathons shall soon make the Greenway the most happening Cultural Hub for the city – the heart and soul of the city.