New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday conducted a meeting with the Public Works Department (PWD) and directed for revamp of all the roads in the city which are 100-feet wide.
Kejriwal asked PWD to submit a plan within three weeks. 500 kilometer stretch of the roads is expected to get a facelift under this plan.
Under the pilot project, he asked for redesign of seven arterial roads like it is in the European cities.
The deadline for the revamping of seven roads will now be August 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Earlier, the deadline was December 2020.
The Chandani Chowk model will be followed while revamping the other roads in the national capital.
“It is our dream to make Delhi look like other capital cities to present a good image of India across the work. The greenery along these roads will help us in combating pollution,” Kejriwal quoted as saying by the TOI.
The facilities which are expected on the revamped roads include – parking with spaces for rickshaws, green belt, open spaces for people, cycle lanes and pedestrian lanes.