Two projects relating to construction of a road and remodelling of a drain amounting to Rs.17.19 crore have been cleared by the Expenditure Finance Committee of the Delhi Government. Both these projects would be executed by the Public Works Department.
Delhi Finance Minister A. K. Walia said directions have been issued to henceforth to put all approved projects on the website for transparency and accountability. He added that this would also curb exorbitant escalation in project costs.
Dr. Walia said the committee has approved strengthening of four roads in Rohini at an estimated cost of Rs.9.83 crore. It will take nine months to complete the work, he said, adding that the combined length of the roads would be 5.67 km.
The roads will cater to the needs of traffic passing through various sectors in Rohini. The roads which will be strengthened include Road No.B-2 passing through Sector 10 and 11; Road No.B-5 passing through Sector 13, 14 and 9; Road No.B-7 passing through Sector 18 and 19 and Road No.B-8 which is also called Dr. N.C. Dabur Marg. The strengthening of these five roads will improve the network for inter-sector traffic, the Minister said.
Dr. Walia said the committee has also approved an amount of Rs.7.36 crore for remodelling of drains on both sides of Road No.63 in the trans-Yamuna area. This would impart a better look to the roads and also address the issues pertaining to health hazards and elimination of mosquitoes in nearby localities.
The remodelling will be done on both sides of the road along a length of 2.4 km. This work is scheduled to be completed in 12 months.