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Roads should be carpeted when dry

HT in conversation with Dipak Mukhopadhyay, ex Engineer-in-Chief, MCD. Patented solutions

delhi Updated: Sep 28, 2011 02:07 IST

Why do we have such bad roads?

Several roads have inadequate drainage. If there is a proper drainage system, there is a problem with the slope of the road.

Why are agencies not repairing several roads?

It depends on funds. They lack funds and so despite many roads needing repair, they cannot start repairing.

How can we have better roads?

Roads should be carpeted when dry. Also, proper drains should be made on sides of roads to drain out water.

Which roads have the longest life?

Concrete roads last for 30 years. They are good for villages. But the procedure for laying such roads is five times costlier than the usual procedure. So, agencies are very careful about where to lay such roads.