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Ranjit Sabikhi

Principal Partner, Ranjit Sabikhi Architects

Latest Articles By Ranjit Sabikhi

Why Not Create A Brand New City Centre For The Capital

Ranjit Sabikhi

The proposal to redevelop outdated government housing presents an excellent opportunity to create a brand new City Center in the heart of the capital - an opportunity to create a new image of our times for the city of Delhi

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Nehru Place Needs To Be Completely Replanned And Upgraded

Ranjit Sabikhi

Nehru Place located on a site of 96 acres was one of the first district centres built in the mid seventies as per the Delhi Master Plan 1961. Located on the corner of the Outer Ring Road and Lala Lajpat Rai Marg across from Kalkaji, Nehru Place is easily accessible from most areas of South Delhi

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DUAC Studies Highlight Important Urban Issues

Ranjit Sabikhi

As MCD bylaws are not enforceable in urban villages, unauthorized construction in the form of additions and alterations is rampant

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Planning The Space Around Metro Stations

Ranjit Sabikhi

As part of the overall integration of the metro system with the framework of Delhi, major train stations need to be identified and planned to have direct connections to surrounding residential areas by a bus network, as well as a system of roads, bicycle tracks and walkways

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Warped Priorities Dictate Future Development In Delhi

Ranjit Sabikhi

The various plans prepared by the Delhi Development Authority do not properly recognise or provide for the needs of a large section of society

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All Shopping Centres Need To Be Pedestrianised

Ranjit Sabikhi

Upmarket shopping malls serve a very limited section of our society. Variations of traditional shopping bazaars with their overlapping of mixed uses would more effectively serve the needs of city residents

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Steady Growth Of The Informal Retail Sector

Ranjit Sabikhi

The informal retail sector provides a source of employment to a large number of the economically weaker section of society

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Some Precepts For Planning In The Indian Context

Ranjit Sabikhi

In the Indian context in cases of slum redevelopment in several cities, it has been found that residents prefer basic minimal self built shelters to the monotonous residential blocks built for them by the local authorities on the outskirts of the city

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