Ved Parkash Dudeja, vice chairman, Rail Land Development Authority (RLDA) was recently awarded the coveted âInfra Business Leader of the Yearâ award for 2020 by the Rail Infra and Mobility Business Digital Awards (RIMBDA). RLDA is a statutory authority under the Ministry of Railways, responsible for development of vacant railway land for commercial use for the purpose of generating revenue by non-tariff measures and creating assets for Indian Railways.
The COVID-19 has fundamentally altered our way of life in cities. The restrictions on mobility and overall health, hygiene and safety concerns have prompted the world to gear up for a new normal that will redefine the way we design, build, and live in these cities. People are spending most of the time indoors while working from home that will invariably lead to adapting architecture to the new normal.
As people struggle to get a breath of fresh air and maintain their good health, cycling activity, fitness regime and walking zones have gained new currency. One can imagine the futuristic cities with planned integration of walking plazas and pedestrian zones. Public spaces have found a new meaning amid the lockdown. Planned development of public spaces, such as entertainment spaces, parks, community centers, while adhering to social distancing norms, is likely to come into prominence.Read More