NEW DELHI: Delhi Mayor Arti Mehra has urged Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit to look into the miserable condition of roads maintained by the Public Works Department in the Capital.

Addressing a press conference here, Ms. Mehra said: "The Chief Minister and her government have criticised the poor maintenance of roads by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi. It would be better if they do some introspection on the poor maintenance of roads by the PWD.'

Will save fuel worth Rs 15 lakh daily: Baalu Manish Sirhindi Tribune News Service Panipat, July 16 To ease out congestion in the city on the NH-1, the 10 km Panipat elevated highway that includes a 3.4 km flyover on the North-South Corridor was today inaugurated by union minister for shipping, road transport and highways T.R. Baalu along with state Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda.

Bangalore: The road widening projects proposed for City by Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) will now have to go through the scanner of a seven-member Review Committee headed by environmentalist A N Yellappa Reddy, to check on its environmental and social sustainability.

It's official now. The much-awaited Panipat flyover on the National Highway No 1 is finally going to be inaugurated on July 17. The flyover that was expected to be opened for vehicular traffic in the first week of June got delayed due to certain reasons. The bridge would now be inaugurated by union minister for shipping, road and transport T. R. Baalu and Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda.

If driving past the Ruby rotary on the EM Bypass during peak hours leaves you on the edge, the good news is that you won't have a bad time on that road every day for the rest of your life. The Bypass will be expanded from two to four lanes from the rotary to Kamalgazi, on the southern fringes, during Phase III of a project that seeks to make up for the city planners' lack of foresight when the speed corridor was conceived.

Science City, on EM Bypass. A Telegraph picture Firemen fight the flames at Saqi Bar on Sunday. Picture by Sanat Kumar Sinha The state will get its second Science City in Barasat. The National Council of Science Museums, which runs the Bypass Science City, has agreed to set up the North 24-Parganas facility on a plot offered by the state government. "They have conveyed their choice to chief secretary Amit Kiran Deb,' said a joint secretary in the state municipal affairs department.

The Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA) would be taking up the construction of a second flyover at Baghajatin for faster movement of traffic along the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass. The project is a part of the agency's move to add to the speed of vehicles particularly those bound for airport from south Kolkata and the southern suburbs. The project was signaled off by the state urban development minister Mr Asok Bhattacharya last week. The KMDA traffic and transportation section would supervise the work. The work is expected to be completed within 18 months.

Hardly has the monsoon commenced and the roads have started to tear apart. As per recent information, the newly constructed road from Bhopal to Raisen has started deteriorating and the gravel and other materials used in its construction has come on the side of the road. The same fate is of Chhindwara-Seoni road. In the State capital and nearby areas also, the recent rains have resulted in damage to roads. All this proves that the quality aspect was not taken care of during construction of the roads.

The pre-paid auto service is riddled with problems and needs to be reformed. While commuters prefer it for convenience and security, drivers are wary of it for many reasons TIMES NEWS NETWORK It was conceived as an indigenous solution for safeguarding commuters from being fleeced by autorickshaw drivers about 22 years ago. The pre-paid scheme for autos and taxis is used by about 3 lakh passengers every month but over the years

New Delhi: After years of being caught in red tape, the estimated Rs 340-crore Badarpur-Faridabad flyover may finally see the light of day. On Wednesday, the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) awarded the contract to Hindustan Construction Company Limited for the 4.4-km elevated, signal-free corridor, which will be made on BOT basis.