About 1,300 km of roads within the metropolis, maintained by the Public Works Division (PWD), will likely be freed from potholes inside the subsequent month, mentioned Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia Friday.
Sisodia, who took over as PWD minister on Thursday, mentioned that the federal government will quickly launch a PWD cell app the place commuters can file complaints about potholes and poor infrastructure of roads.
Paying attention to the harm being accomplished to timber by authorities companies whereas finishing up works on public roads, the Delhi Excessive Courtroom Friday issued notices in a contempt case to the CEO of BSES Rajdhani Energy Restricted, Engineer-in-Chief of the PWD, different officers of the forest division, and the SHO of Chittaranjan Park police station.
“No messing around the trees anymore! How can you take the city back 20 years? Left to me, I would have given the directions for the filing of FIRs against these officers apart from contempt proceedings. It is absolutely callous. It is criminal. The damage is immense,” mentioned Justice Najmi Waziri, whereas listening to a case alleging that roots of timber have been dug up and excavated at Bipin Chandra Pal Marg final month.