MCD has filled 90% potholes on damaged roads: Vijender Gupta

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New Delhi, Sep 1 (UNI) The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has filled 90 per cent potholes on the damaged roads and work is going apace to complete the 100 per cent target within this week, MCD Standing Committee Chairman Vijender Gupta said today.

Talking to reporters here, Mr Gupta said though the MCD did its best to achieve the target within the stipulated period of 10 days, difficulty was experienced in traffic management, particularly on major roads during the nights.

However, directions had been issued to the senior officials to ensure completion of work in close coordination with the Delhi Traffic Police so that traffic was diverted during repairs of potholes.

Mr Gupta said some of the Zones had achieved 100 per cent target. These comprised South Zone, Central Zone and City Zone.

Ovre 90 per cent target had been achieved in West Zone, Rohini Zone and Narela Zone, while over 80 per cent work had been completed in Shahdara South Zone, Shahdara North Zone and Sadar Pahar Ganj Zone.

The areas, which now need special attention, were Najafgarh Zone, Civil Lines Zone and Karol Bagh Zone. Since, the repair of roads in Najafgarh Zone involved longer stretches, it was expected that it might be completed by 5th September. In Civil Lines Zone, the road requires resurfacing and was likely to take some more time.

As far as the Karol Bagh Zone was concerned, the repair work had been competed on damaged roads. However, Road Mix Concrete on roads in Naraina Industrial Area having 22 roads was being carried out as project work.

Mr Gupta said the MCD would now be concentrating on the surface repair of roads. As it involved use of premix, weather permitting, the MCD hoped to complete the work within one month.

Mr Gupta informed that the Councillors had recently been allocated an additional amount of Rs one crore each to ensure that the development works were carried out at ward level.

He said work had started for construction of roads, which were being carried out under Escrow head of account amounting to Rs 100 crore.

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