Road work delays traffic at India gate

India Gate,road repair,Central Public Works Department

Neighbourhood News Desk/Avi Arya: Driving along the C-hexagon at the Delhi’s India gate in the past fortnight has become very difficult for everyone since the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) is busy doing repair work in order to level the road.

The CPWD that’s doing the repairs on the long stretch between Akbar Road and Ashoka Road struggles to complete the work due to the rains that were occurring last week. Officials say that the situation is more likely to get worse since they need to further scrape the road-surface to a certain level before re-shaping it.

With thousands of vehicles using the C-hexagon regularly, the stretch is now become a bottle-neck where the green spaces that are around the stretch are engulfed in a thick blanket of dust. Meanwhile additional staff is added to ensure smooth movement of traffic in the area while the Delhi Traffic Police asks the CPWD to hasten the work.

Alok Kumar, joint commissioner of police (traffic), said, “We have already taken up the issued with CPWD officials by saying that the damaged road has led to slowing down of the traffic movement and the uneven patch may cause accidents. They have told us that the re-carpeting will be done soon after monsoon ends. They believe the construction material would be washed away if it rains. Adequate deployment of traffic personnel is done to ensure smooth movement of traffic. We increase the deployment during peak hours and on weekends.”

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