*Kejriwal Government leaving no stone unturned to ensure high quality road maintenance; Dy CM Manish Sisodia pulls up officials during surprise inspection*

*Dy CM Manish Sisodia conducts surprise inspection of road stretch between ITO & Tilak Bridge, reprimands officials for negligence and non-maintenance*

*Kejriwal Government is committed to make Delhi roads beautiful and commuter friendly; any laxity on the part of officials will not be tolerated- Dy CM Manish Sisodia*

*Officials must ensure that all the standards for road maintenance are followed, negligence will lead to strict action against them- Dy CM Manish Sisodia*

NEW DELHI : 22ND JUNE 2022-Deputy Chief Minister Shri Manish Sisodia conducted a surprise inspection of the road stretch between ITO and Tilak Bridge with the PWD officials on Wednesday. He reprimanded the officials concerned on finding non-maintenance of road, foot over bridges, and road aesthetics etc. Giving the warning to the officials, Shri Sisodia directed them to get the maintenance work done on priority and with full commitment saying any laxity on their part will not be tolerated. Along with this he also asked the officials to prepare the plan for beautification of the said road within one week.

Shri Manish Sisodia said, “We are determined to make roads of Delhi beautiful and commuter friendly. Any laxity on the part of officials will not be tolerated.” During the visit the Deputy CM, who holds the PWD portfolio, inspected even the smallest details of the road such as road markings, lifts for skywalk near tilak bridge, and cleanliness at footover bridge etc. On finding the irregularities, he pulled up the concerned officials for negligence in maintaining the road and its aesthetics. The Deputy Chief Minister said that if any of the roads across Delhi will be found neglected and unmaintained, strict action will be taken against the concerned officials.

Shri Manish Sisodia said that our main aim is to provide a pleasant commuting experience to residents of Delhi. "Officials will have to follow the standards of maintenance of roads set by the government which includes cleanliness, landscaping, and others. They will be held accountable in case any of the roads is found neglected," he said.

The Deputy Chief Minister asked the officials to prepare the beautification and streetscaping plan for the road from ITO to Tilak Bridge, as per global standards, within a week. It is to be noted that, a meeting of all junior engineers may be called in the coming days to give the necessary directions for road maintenance across the capital and assess the status of roads in their jurisdiction.