While the chief minister okayed the proposal to spend Rs 300 crore on laying roads and improving the existing ones, he also agreed to a proposal to improve roads in rural areas at a cost of Rs 63 crore. The decision was taken at a meeting held under the chairmanship of the chief minister at Yojna Bhawan here.
As a new initiative, the chief minister also approved the proposal to hand over the link roads in villages under 14 developmental blocks. The funds for these would be provided by the PWD and the State Road Corporation. There would be provision for additional Rs 15 crore for roads linking small towns in the state. To begin with 20 small towns would be connected with these link roads.