The Delhi government has said the public works department will carry out works on 15 sections across South Delhi in the coming months. Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said the city government had approved road reinforcement projects, the cost of which is estimated 23.24 crore.

The Minister said that 18.19 km sections will be repaired and reinforced in the coming month. The 15 routes identified include Hansraj Sethi Marg, Baba Fateh Singh Marg, Maharaja Agrasen Marg, Kanshi Ram Takkar Marg, Hansraj Gupta Marg, BRT to Hansraj Gupta Marg, Asian Games Village Road, August Kranti Marg, and Bipin Chandra, among others.

Sisodia, which also owns the PWD portfolio, said the department is working in a phased manner and these projects will ensure that thousands of commuters will benefit in terms of savings on fuel costs and travel time.

The Delhi government will implement a weekly action plan under which the city’s roads will be repaired weekly by the MCD, PWD and other civic agencies to make them clean and tidy.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal recently said that every Saturday every agency in each of his areas will ensure that every road is repaired and spotlessly clean. In a tweet in Hindi, Kejriwal said, “Delhi Government’s weekly action plan to make the city’s roads excellent. Every Saturday, each agency (PWD, MCD) will strive to make every road under their jurisdiction excellent.

The repair and maintenance campaign will address potholes, damaged sidewalks and central shoulder, green roofing, paintwork, lampposts, roadside reflectors as well as maintenance of utilities like toilets and water dispensers, the statement said.

Regular and ongoing maintenance and cleanliness of these roads through the removal of rubbish, C&D (construction and demolition) waste and sewer silt should be done by involving Market Welfare Associations (MWAs) and the RWAs.

According to an official notification, the roads in the city require the attention of relevant agencies such as the Public Works Department (PWD), Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) and New Delhi Municipal Committee (NDMC).

Once the roads are repaired, maintained or improvised, the organization concerned must ensure their regular cleaning and upkeep, the Delhi government has said.

To subscribe to Mint Bulletins

* Enter a valid email

* Thank you for subscribing to our newsletter.