Kejriwal evaluations highway redesign venture, deadline for pilot run prolonged

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday reviewed an ongoing venture below which all 100-feet broad roads within the metropolis might be redesigned.

The deadline for the pilot-run of the venture which incorporates tree plantation, pavements, bicycle tracks, pedestrian lanes, and creating parking house for automobiles alongside the roads has now been pushed to from December 2020 to August 2021 in view of the delays as a result of Covid pandemic.

Delhi, in response to officers of the Public Works Division (PWD), has round 500km of highway stretches which can be greater than 100 toes broad. All of those stretches are a part of the renovation and redesign venture, for which architects have taken inspiration from cities in Europe.

“The chief minister at the moment requested for an in depth plan on redesigning of 500 km of roads from PWD inside three weeks. The roads might be redesigned on Construct–Function–Switch (BOT) mannequin, below which the development firm may have the duty to take care of the highway for 15 years. Deadline of the pilot venture for seven roads has been prolonged to August 2021 as a consequence of Covid. Earlier, December 2020 was the deadline,” stated an announcement issued by the chief minister’s workplace.

Seven highway stretches chosen for the pilot run of the venture embody the stretches between AIIMS to Ashram Chowk and Mayapuri to Moti Bagh intersection on the internal Ring Street, a part of Vikas Marg, the stretch between Wazirabad depot to Rithala metro station, Ambedkar Nagar to Defence Colony flyover on the BRT stretch and from Britannia Chowk to West Enclave on the Outer Ring Street.

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