Four major busy corridors in the national capital will be developed as model roads on a pilot basis, with systems in place for smart management of traffic and need-based infrastructural development.
The four roads - Mehrauli-Badarpur, Aurobindo Marg, Mathura Road and Chirag Dilli Road - would also be made encroachment-free under the plan. The capital's roads have been divided in three categories- A, B, C - consisting of 77 congested corridors by the six task forces formed by Lt Governor Anil Baijal on traffic management in January.
Twenty-eight priority corridors, which fall under the A category, have been identified for immediate action for traffic management in Delhi. The decision was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by the L-G.
The meeting was attended by Chief Secretary M MKutty, senior officers of all agencies concerned, including traffic police, the PWD, the transport department, the MCD and the DMRC.
In the meeting, recommendations of six task forces were discussed. A senior officer, who was present in meeting, said the A category consists of those roads where the traffic issues can be addressed in lesser time.
The C category has those roads that will require a longer span of time and the action may include construction of flyovers, foot-over-bridge, change in road design. The officer did not elaborate on the category B road.
"Under the pilot project, MB Road, Aurobindo Marg, MathuraRoad and Chirag Dilli Road have been identified. All concerned agencies will ensure that these roads are encroachment-free at the earliest.
"These roads should have smart traffic management system.Any obstruction and illegal parking will also be removed on these stretches," a top senior official said.
A Category also includes Kemal Ataturk Marg and Sardar Patel Marg. The officer also said the agencies involved in the project will apprise the L-G about the timeline for particular works like removal of encroachment, changes in design if required.
In meeting, Baijal emphasised the immediate implementation of the projects and works identified, should be undertaken into ensure their timely completion. Periodic monitoring and evaluation of impact of action on these interventions are to be done along with proper documentation, another official said.
The areas under flyovers and U-turns have to be specifically cleaned, kept green and beautified. "The road-owning agencies will be responsible for the repair and maintenance of roads and for keeping the encroachment free. The Chief Secretary was asked to coordinate with the agencies concerned and to submit an actionable plan within three weeks," Baijal told officers.