Ahead of Asean Summit, Delhi To Beautify Roads
With Delhi playing host to the Asean (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) summit next month, the AAP-led city government has directed beautification of all its roads on a war-footing by resurfacing road stretches, along with ensuring adequate safety measures. The Asean summit is scheduled to take place between January 19 and 30 in the national capital.
The Public Works Department (PWD) has chalked a plan under which its officials will carry out several works, including filling of potholes, repair of the central verge, footpaths and drains, among others.
According to an official, all road safety measures such as road reflective delineators, cat eyes, bollards and other road safety fixtures would also be installed on immediately.
"Besides resurfacing roads, respective area officials have been directed to ensure all roads and bus lanes are properly marked as per the Indian Roads Congress (IRC) standards," he said.
Around 1,260-km roads are owned by the PWD in the city.
Last week, a Central Pollution Control Board-led task force had recommended closure of all coal-based industries operating in the Delhi-national capital region for a fortnight, beginning January 15, to contain air pollution during the upcoming summit.
With inputs from Housing News