Revamp one road per week: L-G Saxena to NDMC

Delhi Lieutenant Governor (L-G) Vinai Kumar Saxena Sunday launched the “one road, one week” initiative and directed the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) to revamp 15 key roads falling under its jurisdiction on a priority basis, said officials.
After launching the programme, Saxena personally visited the stretches and took stock of ongoing work like laying interlocking blocks, pruning trees, painting grills and road markings. Officials said the L-G has directed them to undertake the work comprehensively rather that in a piecemeal manner.
“He issued directions to carry out repair of footpaths; whitewash/painting; beautifying railing, ramps, curb stones, central verges; proper maintenance of electrical poles; and removal of encroachment at the earliest,” said officials, adding that the L-G also stressed on maintenance and safety of green stretches, as well as daily sweeping and cleaning of roads.
The NDMC has further been asked to post pictures of work done on its website, including “before and after” pictures of the project.
Further, pointing out that 26% of air pollution on account of PM 2.5 results from dust generated from roads, pavements, footpaths, central verges and construction and demolition activities alone, the L-G directed officials to complete work immediately without any delay.