The Delhi government will beautify its roads as per global standards which will give a new identity to the national capital and will make residents feel proud. Presently, streetscaping of 500-metre stretch from Shantivan crossing to Rajghat is going on which will be completed soon.
The aim is to make all the roads under the Delhi government pedestrian-friendly and provide a pleasant commuting experience to residents of Delhi. Under the street scaping project, the Delhi Government is working on decongesting, redesigning and beautifying several roads across the national capital.
By redesigning of roads, the government aims to eliminate bottlenecks and improve aesthetics of the road stretch that will include facilities like open air sitting areas, barrier-free walking area, ornamental plantations, cycling tracks.
To start with the Delhi government has decided to transform 16 road stretches on a pilot basis in the first phase while 540 km of PWD roads will be beautified subsequently.
The Delhi government has 1300 km of road under its jurisdiction, while other roads are under the MCD and the DDA. The beautification of roads will include well designed pedestrian-friendly footpaths for walkers, development of green stretch through plantations, creation of open air sitting areas, cycle tracks, selfie points, public facilities like water ATMs, toilets and street furniture.
After the redesigning of the roads, the greenery around the road will increase significantly. Green belts will be maintained on either side of the roads. This will not only make the roads beautiful but eliminate the problem of dust pollution on the roads too.