UP Govt To Spend Rs 300 Cr On Roads

Lucknow, May 30 | Updated: May 31 2004, 05:30am hrs
The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to spend Rs 300 crore on laying of new roads and maintaining and improving existing roads in the state. It was learnt here on Sunday that CM Mulayam Singh Yadav accorded his approval to the proposal at a meeting of UP State Road Corpn held here on Thursday.

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.