Make roads pothole-free within a week, Sisodia directs PWD officials
The Delhi Government will make all roads under PWD pothole-free in Delhi, within a week, it said. “Incessant rain in the past two weeks has caused much damage to the roads in the capital. In view of the same, to avoid any inconvenience to the commuters in Delhi, the government has decided to get all the roads free from potholes soon,” it said.
To ensure this Deputy Chief Minister and PWD Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia has directed the top officials of PWD to inspect all the roads under their jurisdiction immediately and get them repaired as soon as possible. Along with this, the PWD Minister has also directed the officials to submit the status report of the road maintenance works within a week.
Sisodia said: “Delhi has witnessed heavy rainfall in the past two weeks, which has caused much damage to the roads across the capital. This is leading to inconvenience to the commuters. Taking cognizance of the situation, the government has directed the PWD officials to get the roads under their jurisdiction repaired and pothole free within a week.”
He said about 1,400 km of roads in Delhi are under PWD, whereas other roads are with MCD/ DDA/ NDMC/ NHAI etc. Thus, it is the responsibility of PWD to strengthen and maintain these 1400 km of roads regularly. The Delhi Government is committed to providing pothole-free roads to the people of Delhi with regular maintenance work.
Sisodia said: “The higher officials of PWD have been directed to get the roads inspected under PWD’s jurisdiction immediately by the concerned Divisional/Executive Engineer and repair all potholes on the road within a week. Along with this, they have also been instructed to submit the status report of this entire work within a week.”