1. Rural roads’ construction pace increases to 139km/day

Rural roads’ construction pace increases to 139km/day

From 2011 to 2014, the roads in rural areas under the PMGSY were constructed at 70-75 km/day. And in next two years 2014-16, it increased to 100 km/day. Today the roads are being constructed at 139 km/day.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: September 6, 2016 10:10 PM
The construction pace of roads built under the flagship scheme of PMGSY has increased to 139 km per day, a top official said today. (Reuters) The construction pace of roads built under the flagship scheme of PMGSY has increased to 139 km per day, a top official said today. (Reuters)

The construction pace of roads built under the flagship scheme of PMGSY has increased to 139 km per day, a top official said today.

“From 2011 to 2014, the roads in rural areas under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) were constructed at 70-75 kilometer per day. And in next two years 2014-16, it increased to 100 km per day. Today the roads are being constructed at 139 km per day,” Secretary, Rural Development, Amarjeet Sinha told PTI.

He said while the construction speed was 139 km in the first five months, 133 km will be constructed per day under the PMGSY in 2016-17.

Sinha said the Centre has adopted green technologies such as use of waste plastic, fly ash, cold mix, jute and coir geo-textiles, copper and iron slag in the making of rural roads.

Earlier, the Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar had said that the government was working to increase the pace to 133 km/day and was planning to construct an additional 50000 km rural roads.

Rural roads is a state subject and PMGSY is a one-time special intervention of the government to provide rural connectivity by way of single all-weather road connectivity to eligible, unconnected habitations in the core network.

The programme envisages connecting all habitations with a population of 500 people and above as per 2001 census in plain areas and 250 people and above as per 2001 census in special category states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Uttarakhand.

The habitations having a population of 100 and above and identified by Home Ministry as crucial, are also covered under the scheme.

The government has also launched the second phase of PMGSY-II which envisages consolidation of the existing rural road network to improve its overall efficiency.

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    Brig Himat
    Sep 7, 2016 at 7:45 am
    Rural roads is urgently required in industrial area Dharuhera in Rewari Dist Haryana. Road is required in Dhani Shri Jangli Ram near Amartex shopping in industrial area Huda Dharuhera near Sony factory. Brig Himat Singh retd. Regards. 094-16-443066
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          Gopal nanoor
          Sep 7, 2016 at 7:40 am
          It is good and citizens will appreciates, but sir the roads in cities r very worst, this point should be noted by the priminister and other concerned ministers who want to pour funds in the name of smart cities should and note essentiality of good roads for movements of citizens, because of bad roads lot accidents r causing and tremendous deaths in cities r increased.
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            Naresh
            Sep 7, 2016 at 3:03 pm
            Development is good but I am concerned about the quality of roads. Let's hope it is of good quality. Hats of to our government
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              Nitin Mittal
              Sep 8, 2016 at 2:58 am
              Only rural development. Mellenium city Gurgaon having no roads and Is running only on broken bricks. A city where we don't need speed breakers since there is no road to speed up.
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                Alok Kumar
                Sep 7, 2016 at 3:46 pm
                There is lack in coordination between different departments and States during policymakers. Examples 1.BITS,PILANI(Rajasthan) not connected by Railway or by Air even it is a very reputed Insute of India since 1926.2.Kota (Raj.)should connected by Air. 3.Domestic Air Infrastructure is very poor.4.No same level education policy Plan for Remote & rurals.5.No vetanary facilities fr 70% rurals.6.Medical facilities infrastructure is very weak even today.........there is very big expectations at rural area. Where are your adviser......... What are they doing......
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