The Kejriwal Government is working on a war footing to make Delhi roads beautiful, world-class and safer. Taking a step further in this direction PWD Minister Ms. Atishi approved the 2 important road-strengthening projects worth Rs 39.16 crores in the North and South Delhi road divisions. Under these projects roads from Andheria More to NH-48 on Mehrauli-Mahipalpur Road and Martyr Captain Vikram Batra Flyover to Burari Flyover on Outer Ring Road will get a facelift.
Providing more details about the project, the PWD Minister Ms. Atishi said, “Under the vision of Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal to make the roads of Delhi beautiful, safe and world-class, the government is working in mission mode to strengthen the roads of Delhi. To make the roads of Delhi world-class the government is getting the assessment of roads done by experts and preparing a blueprint for them.” She also directed the officials to follow the global standards of street design and also ensure compliance with all safety and security standards during the maintenance work of roads.
Ms. Atishi emphasised that the Delhi government is working in a phased manner to strengthen the roads of Delhi. As these roads were constructed a long ago, the quality of the roads has deteriorated in these areas which is affecting the commuters. Following the same, the maintenance and beautification work of roads is being started. To avoid any further inconvenience to the commuters, PWD officials have been asked to complete the work in the stipulated time.
PWD Minister said that the Kejriwal government is committed to providing a pleasant commuting experience to the people of Delhi and is working in a mission mode to ensure the same. The Public Works Department is using advanced technologies to strengthen and beautify city roads. This will help commuters in saving travel time as well as fuel.
Along with this, to ensure better quality roads across Delhi, the government is getting the roads assessed by experts, so that a blueprint can be prepared for strengthening and maintenance. In the case of the aforementioned roads, the assessment was conducted by IIT Roorkee, she added later.
It is to be noted that the Public Works Department periodically performs road maintenance work in Delhi to ensure that people do not face any problems with regard to noise pollution and traffic congestion. The officials of PWD have also inspected the current condition and requirements of these roads for their strengthening. After this assessment, these projects have been approved by the government. In this project of strengthening, not only the strength of the roads will be taken care of, but also good quality road marking will be done, adhering to all standards on these roads.
Facilities to be developed during the strengthening of roads
-> maintenance and upkeep of pavements, central verges and service lanes of the entire road stretch
-> allied works such as lane marking, white-washing of parapet walls, painting of kerbstones/railings,
-> Plantation on central verges and roadsides.
-> maintenance of streetlights