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Beautify Delhi roads in a time-bound manner: LG to PWD

NEW DELHI: Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Friday directed the PWD to start work on landscaping and beautification of all major roads in the city in a time-bound manner.

Baijal directed the Public Works Department (PWD) to hire consultants, who will submit their report within one month for executing the work.
The directions were issued at a meeting chaired by the Lieutenant Governor. The meeting was attended by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Secretary M M Kutty and other senior officers.
During the meeting, the engineer-in-chief (PWD) informed that the work will commence from February next year after obtaining various approvals and clearances.
"The LG directed that greening/landscaping/central verging of all major roads (100 feet) including minor roads (60-80 feet) of Delhi which are about 1,280 km length shall be taken up by PWD simultaneously in a time-bound manner," the LG office said in a statement.
It was stressed that the quality of greening and landscaping of the roads should be uniform.
Meanwhile, Baijal also held another meeting to review progress of de-silting of drains and prevention of water logging.
The LG directed Principal Secretary (PWD) that based on past experience, a roadmap or plan for cleaning of drains and prevention of water logging in Delhi should be made for the next year from now.
The CEO of Delhi Jal Board informed the LG that PWD, DJB and local bodies are exploring the possibility of creating rain water harvesting systems along the roadsides where water accumulates in large quantity, as a long-term solution for this problem.

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