Roads in Delhi will be redesigned on the lines of European cities: CM Arvind Kejriwal | Delhi news

NEW DELHI: Delhi government has appointed consultant to redesign national capital roads on European city lines and is likely to be completed by early 2023, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal he said Tuesday.
Conducting a review meeting, the Chief Minister stated that the consultant should present the detailed project report by February 2021 for the rapid progress of the project.
“PWD should remove all obstacles from redesigning the city’s roads along European city lines to complete the project on time,” he said.
The consultant is responsible for preparing and submitting a detailed project report by February 2021, on the basis of which tenders will be submitted and operations will start by June 2021, a government statement said.
The Delhi government is working to redesign 540 km of 100-meter-wide roads on the built-operate-transfer (BOT) model, and the construction company will be in charge of maintenance for 15 years, he said.
Minister of Public Works Satyendar Jain, the secretary, chief engineer and department officials were present at the meeting.
Roadblocks cause traffic congestion in various parts of the city, the statement said.
The priority will be to remove these blockages first for smooth traffic and an organized lane system, he said.
The second goal would be to increase the efficiency of existing road space, he said.
There will be measured and planned spaces for vehicles, non-motorized vehicles, paths and sidewalks.
The trails will be widely mapped to an average of 10 feet for pedestrian comfort and will be redesigned and rebuilt to a standard height for the comfort of the physically disabled, he said.
The project will also improve greenery and address the issue of road dust.
There will be separate spaces for planting trees on the sides of the paths, he said.
Road slopes, as well as drains, will be redesigned to address the problem of water ingestion on roads.
Rainwater harvesting structures will be built inside drainage systems to store rainwater as groundwater, the statement said.