*Kejriwal Government to strengthen and beautify 5 roads in North and North-West Delhi, Dy CM Manish Sisodia approves project worth Rs 11.36 crore

*After the strengthening work, Swami Narayan Marg, Nand Lal Marg, Link Road, Pratap Nagar Road and Shah Alam Dam Road of North and North-West Delhi will get a completely new look*

*Delhi Government, as part of its vision to make roads world-class, is conducting a survey of the capital's roads with experts and preparing blueprints for making Delhi roads stronger and safer- Dy CM Manish Sisodia*

*Under the projects, 7.78km road falling under North and North-West Delhi will be strengthened and beautified, traffic will be smooth and the travel time will be saved- Dy CM Manish Sisodia*

*Dy CM Manish Sisodia directs officials to strictly follow the norms for safety and security while the construction work is in progress to avoid any inconvenience to the commuters*

*Under the leadership of CM Arvind Kejriwal, the government is working in 'mission mode' to improve the roads of Delhi; to provide better roads to commuters in Delhi PWD is doing the required maintenance work in a timely manner- Dy CM Manish Sisodia*

NEW DELHI 4TH OCTOBER 2022


Continuing its efforts to provide world-class, safe and beautiful roads to commuters in Delhi, the Delhi Government is taking up road strengthening projects across various parts of the national capital. In view of the same, the Deputy Chief Minister Shri Manish Sisodia approved projects worth Rs 11.36 crore for the strengthening and beautification of 5 major roads in North and North-West Delhi of 7.78 km length. These roads include Swami Narayan Marg, Nand Lal Marg, Link Road, Pratap Nagar Road and Shah Alam Dam Road under the Adarsh Nagar constituency. Speaking about the projects, Shri Sisdoai, who is also the PWD Minister said, “Under the leadership of Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal the government is working in a mission mode to strengthen and beautify the roads of Delhi to make them safe and world-class. To ensure this we are getting the roads of the capital assessed by experts so that their blueprints to make the roads stronger and safer can be prepared.” Along with this, he instructed the officials that during the construction work, all the standards of safety, security and quality should be ensured with commitment.

Shri Manish Sisodia said that the government is working in a phased manner to make the roads under the jurisdiction of PWD better by using various advanced technologies. As the roads in these areas were developed a long time back, they have now developed cracks on their upper surface, due to which the movement of vehicles has been blocked in many places. In view of this, the work of strengthening all these 5 roads is being started by the government so that the common people do not have to face problems while commuting.

Simultaneously, the strengthening of these roads will improve the interconnectivity from colonies to main roads in many areas including Motinagar, Wazirpur and Shalimar Bagh Vidhan Sabha and will save the travel time of the people. After the strengthening of roads, lakhs of people who use them will be benefitted daily. He directed the officials of PWD to ensure the completion of road strengthening work in the stipulated time.

*The people of Delhi get better roads, so PWD does the work of maintenance of roads as per the need from time to time*

To ensure that the people of Delhi do not face any kind of problem in commuting across the city and do not have to deal with heavy traffic jams, PWD does the work of maintenance of roads from time to time, as and when required. For the strengthening of these roads also, their present status and requirements are thoroughly inspected by the PWD officials, after which these projects get the approval of the government. Under the aforementioned projects, in the process to make the roads across the capital stronger, along with strengthening roads the Public Works Department (PWD) will also ensure the maintenance and upkeep of pavements, central verges and service lanes of the entire road stretch, including other allied works such as lane marking, whitewashing of parapet walls/railing etc.

*What road strengthening project will include*

-> re-carpeting of roads
-> comprehensive maintenance and upkeep of pavements, central verges and service lanes
-> Allied works such as lane marking, providing glow studs, white washing of parapet walls/railing etc.
-> Development of greenery on the central verge and either side of the road.
-> Maintenance of road aesthetics such as road furniture, pedestrian pathways, LED lights etc.

*Roads to be renovated*

-> Swami Narayan Marg
-> Nand Lal Marg
-> Link Road
-> Pratap Nagar Road
-> Shah Alam Dam Road - Adarsh Nagar - 2.7 km