Mobile squads to keep tab on road profile in city

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New Delhi, Aug 18 (UNI) After drawing flak from all quarters for the poor road conditions in the city, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi plans to set up 'mobile squads', armed with digital cameras, to monitor upkeep of roads in all the 35 divisions under its jurisdiction.

The 'squads' will take stock of road conditions not only during daytime but also at night, to identify potholes effectively, Leader of House Subhash Arya told the press today.

''The digital cameras would take photographs of potholes before and after the filling is done to effectively monitor its upkeep.'' The squads would be connected to the control rooms, where citizens could file their complaints and check the follow-up action, he said adding that action would be taken against officials where poor work is detected or repeat filling of potholes is reported.

''Also, we are ensuring that the newly resurfaced roads are able to maintain perfect riding quality for at least five years.'' And as a support to this effort an effective drainage system will be put in place which often caused damage to roads, he added.

Mr Arya also informed that the MCD had decided to upgrade major roads, where both rural and urban roads would be improved and strengthened, and earmarked Rs 100 crore for the current fiscal for this.


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