In a landmark development, Delhi government will start the process of vacuum cleaning of the PWD roads in the national capital starting today.
This is taking place after Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s promised in December last year as part of Odd-Even announcement for cars.
Kejriwal told reporters, “there are 1260 kms long roads managed by PWD in Delhi but since we’ve only been to procure 4 machines, the vacuum cleaning will be confined to few roads. But in next two months, we will be able to carry out the vacuum cleaning of all 1260 kms long roads in Delhi.”
Kejriwal later tweeted, “Congrats Delhi. Vacuum cleaning and greening of PWD roads begins. Greening will complet by Oct, vacuum cleanin on all roads in 2 months.”
Congrats Delhi. Vacuum cleaning and greening of PWD roads begins. Greening will complet by Oct, vacuum cleanin on all roads in 2 months
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) March 31, 2016
Kejriwal also said that the roads managed by the MCD too will be included next year after his party gains control if municipal corporations from the BJP.
The decision to use vacuum cleaning machines to clean city roads is to control the rising dust level.
Using machines to clean roads is an established practice in developed countries such as United Kingdom, where this is carried out by the municipal bodies.