MCD finds concrete solution to potholes in monsoon
With traffic police coming out with a list of 104 potholed roads that are leading to traffic jams, civic agencies said concrete roads and water harvesting were the only ways to avoid potholes during monsoon., reports HT Correspondent.delhi Updated: Sep 20, 2009 23:34 IST
With traffic police coming out with a list of 104 potholed roads that are leading to traffic jams, civic agencies said concrete roads and water harvesting were the only ways to avoid potholes during monsoon.
Out of the 104 roads, 41 roads come under the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) and another 41 under the Public Works Department (PWD).
The MCD, which promised concrete roads in Delhi in their budget this financial year, is still planning to construct those stretches. One of the roads to be constructed with concrete technology is between Najafgarh and Dhansa.
The list handed over by the traffic police includes names of Palam Dabri road, Loni road, Naraina T-point, DDU Marg opposite Andhra School, Pusa Road, Panchkuyian Road and Subhash Marg.
According to the civic body, the list was handed over as part of a routine exercise to share information on road conditions.
“We are already working on them. The roads need repair are usually those in the low-lying areas. We will do rainwater harvesting there and make concrete roads in areas where roads give away easily,” said MCD Commissioner K.S. Mehra.
A PWD official said the body has called for tenders to upgrade and strengthen roads under it.
PWD roads mentioned by traffic police in their list include Vikas Marg, Ring Road in front of Vijay Ghat, Outer Ringh Road Muqarba Chowk, Ring Road IP flyover, MB Road, Outer Ring Road, Moti Bagh Road, Munirka Subway, Pushta Road and Bhairon Road.