The initiative is a project of the Aga Khan Development Network

Hazrat Nizamuddin Basti is a densely populated and congested urban settlement, with its existing infrastructure under severe strain. As part of the project a series of development initiatives to improve the overall urban environment have been implemented. Interventions on urban improvements focuses on physical planning and community-based management of public spaces and public facilities in the basti to improve the quality of life of the residents and add value to the experience of the visitors and pilgrims visiting the Basti.

These initiatives were preceded by a detailed physical survey of the basti in the year 2009. The survey also led to the development of a local area plan/master plan including design schemes for public spaces in the basti. Interventions on open space development, landscaping of parks, street improvements and upgrading were carried out in partnership with the MCD and DDA.

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