New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has come up with another promise to convert the roads in Delhi on the lines of European countries. He said that all the roads in Delhi which were managed by the PWD will be redesigned and landscaped by the Delhi government in accordance with international standards, he said on Tuesday, as reported by news agency PTI.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal while conducting a press conference in Delhi said that the government has selected nine roads which were measured to be 45 kilometers in length on a pilot basis and will further redesign the remaining as this project completes.

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In Delhi, the PWD manages around 1,260 kilometers of roads.

"All (PWD) roads in Delhi will be redesigned under which bottlenecks will be removed. We have selected nine roads on a pilot basis. The work order to redesign one stretch of road has been issued. Redesigning of nine roads will be completed within a year," Kejriwal said as reported by PTI.

He further said, “redesigned road stretches will be on par with roads in European countries. This will include landscaping and space for pedestrians, non-motorised vehicles as well as differently-abled persons. The cost of the project, which will increase road efficiency, will be around Rs 400 crore”, according to PTI.

The 9 roads which were chosen on a pilot basis were, from AIIMS to Ashram, Vikas Marg (Laxmi Nagar Chungi to Karkari Mor), Mayapuri to Moti Bagh, Wazirabad depot to Rithala, Britania Chowk to West Enclave, Shivdaspuri to Patel Marg, Narwana Road, Ambedkar Marg to Defence Colony and Nigambodh Ghat road near Kashmiri Gate to Magzine roads.

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He also said that the space available on roads will also be used. On the other hand, the footpaths beside roads will also be redesigned and reconstructed and will be made disabled-friendly. The redesigned roads will also have separate stands for auto-rickshaws and e-rickshaws. 

Posted By: Talib Khan