Delhi CM: All roads under PWD to be redesigned; estimated cost is Rs 400 cr
As part of Delhi Assembly election’s strategy, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday announced that all roads under the Public Works Department (PWD) will be redesigned. The work will begin with nine stretches being done in the first phase over the next one year and the estimated cost of the same is about Rs 400 crore as per international standards.
The selected nine stretches include AIIMS to Ashram, Vikas Marg (Laxmi Nagar Chungi to Karkari Mor), Mayapuri to Moti Bagh, Wazirabad depot to Rithala, Britannia Chowk to West Enclave, Shivdaspuri to Patel Marg, Narwana Road, Ambedkar Marg to Defence Colony and Nigambodh Ghat road near Kashmiri Gate.
The CM said, “There are 9 stretches, almost 45 km long, all these roads will be redesigned. We are doing this on a pilot basis and the work will be completed in a year.”
He added that the work will include landscaping, space for non-motorised vehicles and wider footpath keeping in mind the needs of the differently-abled persons. This will ensure that the congestion of roads is removed and the stretches look beautiful.
Earlier the CM had also launched a campaign to relieve the national capital of potholes and launched software to conserve important city road statistics. The software will be of great help to the PWD officers working on the roads to cover up the potholes.