Somnath Bharati will be AAP's candidate for the New Delhi seat, which is currently held by Union Minister Meenakshi Lekhi.
Delhi minster Atishi on Monday said the Arvind Kejriwal-led government will make every road in the city world-class and that the work is going on at full pace towards fulfilling it.
She made the remarks after inspecting the Bawana-Narela and Bakhthawarpur-Palla roads.
“Whether it is the posh areas of south Delhi or remote villages of rural Delhi, we will make every road world-class and provide the residents with a fantastic road experience. This is Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s vision. The work is rapidly progressing towards fulfilling it,” she said.
During the inspection, the PWD minister noticed that the existing drainage system on the Bawana-Narela road was inadequate, leading to waterlogging on the road at several locations and causing damage to the road. Additionally, encroachments on both sides of the road resulted in traffic issues.
Reprimanding the officials for the poor drainage system, she ordered desilting of drains and fixing of the outfall. She also directed the officials to repair the road and drainage covers.
During the inspection on the Bakhtawarpur-Palla road’s initial sections, Atishi observed that one side of the road had a drainage system, while the other side did not.
She asked the officials concerned to immediately conduct surveys of the road and prepare redesign plans, with a primary focus on improving drainage in the redesign plan.
Additionally, she instructed the development of green belts over the drain covers at several locations.