The Lt. Governor Shri V.K. Saxena has expressed the hope that the orders with regard to repair/maintenance and cleaning
Friday, July 8, 2022
The Lt. Governor Shri V.K. Saxena has expressed the hope that the orders with regard to repair/maintenance and cleaning of “One Road per Zone/Division Every Week” issued yesterday by the Chief Secretary on his directions will bring much needed and long-pending relief to the residents and commuters of Delhi. Shri Saxena said that he will personally monitor the progress of works thereon. The order by the Chief Secretary in this regard, came following the LG’s meeting with concerned officials earlier this week. He has also applauded the seamless coordination put in place between various road owning agencies by keeping the Chief Minister and Dy. Chief Minister on board.
Having been on Delhi roads in relation to the numerous visits and inspections, the LG has been deeply concerned over the condition of maintenance, disrepair and cleanliness of roads and footpaths in the National Capital. Even as he launched the cleanliness drive to clear the roads of debris and encroachments, Shri Saxena strove to get all road owning agencies in Delhi – MCD, NDMC and PWD etc to take up the task of repair/maintenance of roads in a coordinated and effective manner with quantifiable timelines and targets.
It may be noted that the issues of clear Right of Way (RoW) of roads, encroachment free footpaths, disposal of C&D waste and other garbage as well as immediate removal of silt taken out after cleaning of drains, so that they do not obstruct roads and pathways has been on top of the LG’s agenda right since day one. He has also been stressing on active people’s participation in such efforts.
The order issued yesterday detailing repair of potholes, damaged blacktops, damaged footpaths, green cover, damaged central verge, paint, streetlights, road reflectors, etc., also includes maintenance of public utilities like toilets and water ATMs to be undertaken by the concerned road owning agency. Regular and continued upkeep and cleanliness of these roads by removal of garbage, C&D waste and silt from drains shall be done while involving the Market Welfare Associations (MWAs) and RWAs.
While finalizing the roads to be included in the roaster of this exercise, preference will be given to roads that are in a poor state relatively. An action plan to this effect shall be put in place by 12th July 2022 and the same will be reviewed on regular intervals.