To ensure smooth and safe roads for commuters ahead of the monsoon season, the Public Works Department (PWD) is going to repair and strengthen several major roads in east and central Delhi, officials said.
According to senior PWD officials, the roads are repaired every five years and many parts are to be repaired in East Delhi. The roads have developed potholes and cracks, hence the stretches will be repaired with cold milling techniques to prolong the life. “To give extra life to the roads, PWD will lay 2-3 inch bituminous layer and repair of potholes and patches will be done. With this, passengers will experience a smooth ride without any hassles,” said an official.
Officials said that tenders have been floated for this and work on the land will start in a month. The estimated cost of the work is Rs 8.95 crore. “Once the construction starts, the roads will be repaired in six months,” an official said.
The PWD will also repair footpaths, footpaths and pedestrian crossings for pedestrian safety, apart from redevelopment of ornamental gardening patches along the roads.
Officials said major roads earmarked for improvement include the stretch from NH-24 to Kondli Bridge, Samir Bhan Marg, road to Ivestock Market, street number 7 in Block-C, Ghazipur Dairy Farm, Bhagwan Mahavir Swami Marg and Highland Apartments . Information for apartments in Vasundhara Enclave. Repairs will also be done on Avenue Marg, Sekharita Marg, Sadbhavna Marg, Ambedkar Marg, Khudiram Bhose Marg and others.
The PWD manages 1,440 km of major roads in Delhi. The department is also undertaking redevelopment and restoration of expansion joint of flyovers like Pul Mithai Flyover, Okhla Flyover, Janak Setu Flyover, Oberoi-Lodhi Road-Chirag Delhi Flyover, ISBT Kashmere Gate Flyover and Nehru Nagar Flyover.