Re-imagining Historic Public Places Along Dal Lake


16 KM, City of Srinagar

Project Size

3.54 KM Stretch


Traffic Advisor to Government of Jammu & Kashmir


StudioPOD Design Pvt.Ltd


Urban Planning and Transport Planning

The road which loops around Dal Lake, connects Srinagar’s primary tourist attractions and is also the primary connector between the commercial centre of Srinagar and the residential neighbourhoods to the west and north of the city has been witnessing a marked increase in traffic congestion. The Government has decided to develop a comprehensive and holistic vision for the development of Dal Lake and its surroundings in a sustainable and environmentally friendly manner that meets the requirements of the locals and visitors. As part of the overall vision plan, the Government commissioned a study for developing a transportation plan around Dal Lake and development of the areas around the major tourist attractions so as to improve and enrich the visitor experience.

The areas around major tourist attractions such as Nishat Bagh, Hazratbal and Dal Gate have been re-designed as pedestain friendly nodes with well planned and integrated transportation, retail plazas and landscape features which enhance the tourist experience.