Delhi govt launches mission to improve city subways

Updated: May 26 2023 8:32PM

New Delhi, May 26 (PTI) Aimed at improving the condition of subways across Delhi, the AAP government launched a 'mission' on Friday to revamp vital pedestrian pathways and directed the engineers concerned to work round-the-clock for a month, according to an official statement.

The Public Works Department minister will personally inspect the completed work at the subways from July 1, it said.

Addressing a press conference here, Delhi PWD Minister Atishi said, "During a recent visit to the Punjabi Bagh subway crossing, I was appalled by the deplorable condition of the subway. The situation was such that no person, especially a woman, would ever want to use that subway. It lacked proper lighting, CCTV cameras for security, and regular cleaning. Dangling wires overhead posed a safety hazard, and filth and garbage marred the entire space." Taking cognisance of the situation, Atishi convened a meeting of all PWD engineers and issued orders to improve all subways across Delhi by the end of June.