Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal announces project to redesign roads in one year
New Delhi : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday announced that his government will be redesigning the roads of the national capital at par with international standards. In the first phase, the plan will be implemented on the Delhi roads measuring almost 45 km long.
"There are 9 stretches, almost 45 km long, all these roads will be redesigned. We are doing this on a pilot basis and the work will be completed in a year," Kejriwal was quoted by news agency ANI as saying on Tuesday.
Notably, these roads will be redesigned and landscaped in par with international standards including the allocation of space for non-motorised vehicles and differently-abled persons. The project, aimed to make roads more efficient, will cost around Rs 400 crores, said the news agency PTI.
The Delhi Chief Minister had earlier stated that the new road plan was formulated to deal with the city’s traffic congestion. As per a report, Kejriwal had said, “Traffic situation in Delhi can be improved. Roads in Delhi are broader than some Western countries. But in Delhi, a four-lane road converges into a three-lane one at some distance and then further expands into a six-lane road. This is where the problem lies.”