Delhi govt to take over 499 streets from MCD

Unhappy over the poor maintenance of roads by MCD, Delhi govt decided to take over 499 streets with a width of 60 feet and more from the civic agency.

Last Updated: Dec 08, 2011, 00:04 AM IST

New Delhi: Unhappy over the poor maintenance of roads by MCD, Delhi government on Wednesday decided to take over 499 streets with a width of 60 feet and more from the civic agency.
A Cabinet meeting presided over by Chief Minister Sheila
Dikshit expressed deep concern over the "pathetic" condition
of municipal roads and decided to take over all roads with
width of 60 feet and more, officials said.

"The Cabinet has decided to transfer 499 roads with length
of 863 kilometer to the city government. The transferred roads
will be maintained by the city government and its agencies,"
officials said.

Dikshit presided over the meeting at a private hospital
where she is recuperating from high fever and infection.
The total length of road network in the city is more than
31,000 kilometer out of which MCD maintains around 27,000
kilometer.

Officials said Commissioner of Police B K Gupta had
brought to the notice of the city government that efforts in
improving the traffic situation in Delhi were becoming futile
as large number of MCD roads are in bad shape.

PTI