New Delhi: In order to provide a smooth commuting experience to the people of Delhi, make roads adaptable to all the seasons and strengthen the roads, the PWD under Delhi government is getting regular assessments of roads done by experts and doing road maintenance work regularly.
In view of the same, the Deputy Chief Minister and PWD Minister Manish Sisodia approved 3 projects worth Rs 17.79 crores on Tuesday. The projects include the strengthening of Anuvrat Marg in the South Division, strengthening and raising of the road from Deenpur to Kaccha Talab and Tazpur Mod to the Police Checkpost on Goyala Deenpur Road and remodelling of the drain along GT Road.
The projects on Goyala Deenpur road and GT road will also help the government reduce the instances of waterlogging during the monsoon season in the said areas.
Sisodia said, “The government is working on mission mode to strengthen and improve the infrastructure across the city. To make the roads of Delhi world-class the government is also getting the assessment of roads done by experts and preparing a blueprint for them.” He 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.
He added 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 are 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.
The road strengthening project on Anuvrat Marg costs Rs 7.82 crores for 2.50km and the strengthening/raising of Goyala Deenpur Road costs Rs 8.07 crores for 4.2km. Strengthening work on these two stretches includes maintenance and upkeep of pavements, central verges and service lanes of the entire road stretch, including other allied works such as lane marking, white-washing of parapet walls, painting of kerbstones/railings, etc. Regarding Goyala Deenpur road which is in a low-lying area, the government has asked the PWD to raise the height of the road to eliminate the issues of waterlogging in the area during monsoon season.
Another project approved by Deputy CM includes remodelling of the drain alongside GT road from opposite Mansarovar Park to Kendriya Vidyalaya at the cost of Rs 1.90 crores. The project will help in eliminating the issue of waterlogging in adjacent colonies as well as on the road.
Sisodia directed the officials to also focus on the beautification of 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.