The project -- 'East Delhi Hub' at Karkardooma -- spread over 30 hectares, will come up in the next three-and-a-half years.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on December 26 laid the foundation stone for the country's first transit-oriented development (TOD) project under which a state-of-the-art infrastructure zone, including the national capital's tallest tower, will be built in east Delhi. The project -- 'East Delhi Hub' at Karkardooma -- spread over 30 hectares, will come up in the next three-and-a-half years, officials said.
The hub will be developed around the existing two Delhi Metro stations at Karkardooma-- on the Blue and Pink Lines, and will include a massive open landscaped green area, besides a 48-storey signature tower that will come up in the first phase of the project.
Officials at Delhi-based architecture firm C P Kukreja Architects which designed the hub, said, the whole area has an organic growth design and will give the appearance of rising "lotus stems", once completed.
"One of the most unique part of this TOD project is that it will have a central massive green lung of about 10 acres, inside it. While south Delhi has a number of huge gardens and lawns, east Delhi does not have such a huge recreational space, so we incorporated it," firm's architect Dikshu C Kukreja told PTI.