The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) finished installing 325 ‘granite stone’ bollards on various sidewalks this January. As opposed to the traditional cigarette-shaped bollards, the new bollards have been designed in three different styles: ‘square-stool’, ‘spherical’ and ‘round with a base.’
The grey and beige coloured bollards—used to regulate traffic, secure pedestrian paths and prevent encroachment—have been installed across Connaught Place, Race Course, Udyog Bhavan, Shivaji Stadium, Yashwant Place and the Central Secretariat Metro Station.
It cost the civic body about ₹40 lakh. The idea came from a visit to China by the then NDMC chairperson Naresh Kumar and a team of engineers in 2018, senior officials said.