Delhi roads redesign: CM asks PWD to expedite project
The streets of Delhi should now be made beautiful and attractive on the lines of European cities. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has instructed the Public Works Department (PWD) to expedite the project of 540 km long roads.
It has also said that the work of beautification of about 35 km of roads being developed in different areas should be completed by the end of the year within the stipulated time.
Apart from this, to deal with pollution, the Delhi Government has made a new plan. The government will also work to reduce the level of pollution through redeveloped roads. The design of these roads will be designed in such a way that the roads do not get dusty.
CM Kejriwal said that right now the area of greenery on the roadside in Delhi is less. After the redesign of the roads, there will be space for planting trees on the pavement and there will also be space for green belts. A separate place and stand will be provided for autos and e-rickshaws. Road slopes and drains will be re-designed and re-constructed.
Re-harvesting systems will be installed inside the drains. Road slopes will be fixed. Street furniture will be installed, the junction will be fixed and there will be no open space on the road. Grass or trees will be planted along the road and roads will be re-surfaced.
After re-design of the roads, an inch of land will not be empty around the road, where there is no grass, so that there is no pollution from dust on the road. Right now there is a problem of dust blowing on the roads. Due to this people have the problem of dust pollution. Green belt or grass will be planted on the vacant land along the road, so that the roads look beautiful due to greenery and reduce the pollution caused by dust.
CM Arvind Kejriwal directed the officials to expedite the project and said that on the basis of priority, the redevelopment work of these roads should be completed within the time limit. He instructed to complete the tender process so that the work can be completed within the stipulated time.
The officials assured the CM that the tender process will be completed in the next one to two months and work will start by the middle of this year. The officials also assured that the work of redesigning the roads and developing them is expected to be completed by 2023. Actually, on behalf of the Chief Minister, a meeting was called with PWD Minister Satyendar Jain and officials to review this project.
News Source: News18