Delhi CM asks PWD to expedite work on road infrastructure
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Last Updated: Tuesday, May 18, 2010, 22:18
New Delhi: Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Tuesday directed PWD to expedite work on all its road infrastructure projects linked to the Commonwealth Games so that they could be completed well ahead of the sporting event to be held in October.

She also asked the PWD to expedite street-scapping and road signages projects as soon as possible and ensure a better look for the national capital.

Dikshit issued the direction at a meeting called to review all the projects being implemented by the agency.

Officials from the agency told Dikshit that construction of 14 flyovers have already been completed whereas work on 10 flyover is in progress.

"Out of the 10 flyovers, two will be completed in June, five in July and another three in September," they said.

The officials said the PWD has taken up a comprehensive project to beautify all the flyovers.

They said 10 flyovers will be landscaped taking designs from consultant whereas landscaping for another 29 is being designed by in-house architects of PWD.

The work on these projects has already been started.

The Chief Minister has also directed the PWD to complete construction of the elevated Barapullah Road and the flyover on NH-24 bypass near Gazipur well ahead of commencement of the Games.

The officials told the meeting that the agency has already completed construction of 31 foot overbridges and work on 26 other such bridges is in progress.

Dikshit asked the PWD to complete street-scapping work before July.

The PWD has also undertaken road signage work on a total length of 410km with an aim to provide uniform signages throughout the city.

As far as street-lighting is concerned, out of total road length of 471km road, 460 km has already been covered. The project will cost the government Rs 197 crore.


First Published: Tuesday, May 18, 2010, 22:18

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