THE RING (T)RAIL PROJECTREIMAGINING THE DELHI RING RAIL AS A HUMAN POWERED PRECINCT
Delhi Avoiding Parikrama Line Sewa mid -1970s 1982 Passenger EMUs De-congesting introduced on the passenger parallel line as zone by shunting tourism and goods on the transport ring corridor
SHUNTING LINEThe track was not originally intended tobe an urban transport corridor at all.NO FEEDERSThe Ring Rail does not connect withother transport networks.EMPTY CENTREThe Ring Rail loops around a lowdensity city centre
IMAGINING THE RING BEYOND THE RAIL A human powered zone not only close to the citys centre but could potentially be close to its heart.A pedestrianised, cycle friendly precinct, abuzz with urban activities that are rapidly losing their legitimate place in the city...
FREEWHEELINGConflicts between motorised and non-motorised road usershas, on one hand, choked traffic flows to inefficient levels and, on the other hand, drastically reduced road safety.
FREEWHEELINHUMAN POWERED MOBILITY G Although the Ring fails as an urban rail corridor, it lends itself to becoming a zone FOR PEDESTRIANS AND NON- MOTORISED VEHICLES
Delhis street culture lies at the heart of its urbanism whose vibrancy is powered by a BUSTLING STREET ECONOMY Hawkers, Vendors & Tradesmen Resolve the Last mile problem Place making triggers Numerous regular & niche services Legitimise operations of the mobile informal sector on the Ring Weekly Markets (haats and shani bazaars) Competitive Pricing Subsidised Cost of Living Temporary Commercial hubs
FRINGE BENEFITS ENGAGING WITH THE INFORMAL “ Jugaad”= Innovation A lack of resources has created an incredible propensity to innovate, reuse and recycle and thus remain competitive. “ Jugaad” = Low Quality A compromise on quality and standards, caused by a lack of legitimacy, empowerment, accountability and skill fostering. INFORMAL SECTOR = 66.7% of Delhi’s total employment (source: UNCHS)
FRINGE BENEFITS OPPORTUNITY TO IMPROVE LIVESLEGALISE: Make the Ring aLEGITIMATE AREA for operation of theinformal sector.ENGAGE: Facilitate the formation ofguilds & COOPERATIVES for improvedengagement without formalising themembers.ACCESS: SOCIAL INFRASTRUCTURElike health, welfare, education and training.PROVIDE: FINANCIAL SEVICES likecredit, banking, insurance to improvequality of goods and services.
HERITAGE AND GREEN AREAS
FUN AND GAMES Important cultural anchors like public entertainment are fading away from the city’s urban experience. Delhi has an incredible variety of street games and urban sports that appeal to all ages. Various zones around the RING can host inclusive urban entertainment and sports events with minimum infrastructure.
FUN AND GAMES INVIGORATING THE RING WITH STREET ENTERTAINMENT AND PLAYZONES FOR ENTERTAINMENT ZONES FOR GAMES
FORESTS WITHIN SUSTAINABLE ENGAGEMENT WITH CITY FORESTSThe Ring can act as aninteractive buffer thatcould help evolve aneco-sensitive culture forengagement with the citygreens.• Nature workshops• Low impact camping• Bird watching• Hiking & rock climbing
INTERACTIVE CITY A MOBILE ENABLED INFORMATION CLOUDNetworked information about entities on the Ring powered by collective participation and accessed through the simplest mobile device
INTERACTIVE CITY “TAGGING” THE RING What is a “Tag” (metadata)? User created virtual label of any unique entity, virtual or physical(i.e. person, object, place, event, etc.) What does “Tagging” do ? Creates “collective” information & “contextual” knowledge Allows users to express opinions & make recommendations Creates information about information An enhanced democratic city experience created by users Substantial revenue generation for all stakeholders
INTERACTIVE CITY COMMUNICATING WITH ENTITIES ON THE RINGWays of creating metadata
INTERACTIVE CITY THE RING ECONOMY IMPACT ON INFORMAL SECTOR ON GROUND AND ON-GROUND REVENUES VIRTUAL • Rent From Vendors • Advertising on Billboards • Rent for Events • Potential to create Public-Private Models THE RING NETWORK • Mobile Partner Revenues • SMS revenue on Ring Shortcode (11000) • Brand Advertising on Ring network • Advertising Services to Vendors • Wifi RevenueINCREASED OPPORTUNITY FOR BUSINESS • “Pushing”Job queries to vendors increases geographies.INCREASED SENSITIVITY TO CUSTOMER SERVICE • Good “ratings” lead to more business • Service and quality improvement is incentivisedINCREASING TRUST BY NETWORKING TRUSTINCREASED WELFARE EXTERNALITIES
THE RING ON TRACK THE OPPORTUNITY• Sustainable Urban Revitalisation• Inclusion of Informal Sector• A milestone in interactive city living• An Enhanced Delhi Experience• Meaningful economic benefits for the stakeholders