New Delhi: Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Thursday reviewed the progress of the streetscaping project of 16 roads across different parts of the national capital. The Deputy Chief Minister noted that, though the streetscaping work across various road stretches is going on at a fast pace and on time. He further observed the case of a few stretches where contractors are not following the set standards of safety and security. Taking cognisance of the situation, the Deputy Chief Minister directed the PWD officials to take the stringent action against contractors.
Manish Sisodia said that it is Delhi Government’s priority to ensure safety of residents during the road construction works and to ensure that they do not face any kind of inconvenience. In such a situation, the contractors who do not follow these rules will not be spared and strict action will be taken against them. Going forward, every week, an on-site inspection of all these projects will be conducted and their progress will be reviewed.
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said, “The Kejriwal Government is committed to provide safe and well designed roads to residents of Delhi and is working diligently on giving them a makeover as per European standards.”
On-site precautions to be ensured by the contractors
-> proper arrangement of lights on site of construction
-> regular spraying of water to avoid dust
-> designated place for construction equipments
-> signage for buffer zone
-> deployment of watchman or traffic marshal
-> construction equipments should remain covered
-> maintenance of road near construction site
-> cleanliness at the construction site
What is the streetscaping project of the Kejriwal Government?
Streetscaping of city roads is an ambitious project of the Kejriwal Government, under which PWD is working on 16 roads in pilot phase, to make them beautiful and safe as per European standards. After completion of the project on these roads streetscaping of 540km stretch will be taken up by the PWD. After the redesigning of these roads, greenery around them will increase, which will help in reducing the dust pollution in the area. Green belts will be developed on the vacant land along the road, so that the roads can get a beautiful look. This will provide a pleasant commuting and walking experience to residents of Delhi.
Facilities to be developed during streetscaping
-> Tiling of roads
-> Development of green area around the road
-> Open sitting area
-> Cycling tracks
-> Designer LED lights
-> Public utility centers
-> Fountains and sandstone artworks