Meerut : At least 487 km of roads, including 125 km of state highways, are full of potholes in the Meerut district, revealed a recent survey by the Public Works Department ( PWD ).
The survey was conducted by the department’s engineers, including JEs, to identify ” damaged roads in the district ” and repair them.
This came following a recent directive by CM Yogi Adityanath to top PWD engineers to start a campaign to make the roads of the state ” pothole-free by November 15 “.
A senior engineer of the department said that roads in the district were damaged due to rains in September and October.
Executive engineer, provincial division, Meerut, Shailendra Kumar Saraswat said, ” The 487 km of roads include 362 km village and link ones and 125 km of state highways. A report on the damaged roads has been sent to the state government. As soon as the rain stops, work to repair these roads will start. Funds have already been sanctioned by the government.
Officials in Meerut Nagar Nigam, meanwhile, said that around 53 km of roads were damaged in different parts of the city under the municipal body, which is also planning to repair some of the damaged roads.