Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia today wrote to Public Works Department Minister (PWD) Satyendar Jain seeking a daily report on the progress in fixing the issues of water-logging, potholes and caved-in footpaths.
Sisodia said the quantum of potholes and instances of caved-in footpaths pose “serious threats” to the safety of commuters. He said their safety is AAP government’s priority.
The government has taken several steps to handle water- logging and other issues during the monsoon. However, there seems to be some deficiencies “in our efforts to address the problem,” Sisodia said in his letter.
“Several media reports have published photographs of instances of water-logging, potholes and caved-in footpaths resulting in severe inconvenience to the people of Delhi,” he said.
Sisodia said the problem of water-logging may also lead to spread of dengue, which was “yet another important reason to address the problem at the initial stage.”
“A daily report of action taken against the complaints and pro-active action taken by the PWD be submitted to my office so that public can be made aware of our efforts and our determination to handle the problem collectively,” he said.
“We must, as a responsible government, for the people of Delhi, ensure that adequate medicine/pesticides are made available to East Delhi Municipal Corporation on priority basis.
Compliance report be submitted within days,” Sisodia said, referring to a media report on shortage of temephos granules, used to check breeding of mosquitoes.