After drawing flak for years for badly maintained city roads, the MCD has hit upon an idea to increase the life span of its roads to as many as 25 years. The scheme also has a provision according to which the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) will neither have to pay money immediately, nor spend a single rupee on its maintenance.
Using ready-mix cement and paver machines for building concrete roads 10-12 inches thick, the proposed R1,000-crore scheme envisages good quality roads. The technology ensures a life span of 25 years for the roads. A team of civic body had visited Nagpur, where similar roads have already been built.
Standing committee chairman Yogender Chandolia said, “Special feature of this scheme is that the contractor will not get money immediately on completion of the work. The installments start only after five years.” The cost works out to be almost R1 crore per kilometre. “We hope to float the tender by July,” he said.