Rs 40cr allotted for village roads in district

October 21, 2013


PUNE: The quality of roads in rural parts of the district should improve with a fresh allocation of Rs 40 crore to undertake construction of roads up to 89 km under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY). The work on 16 roads is expected to begin soon.

According to officials, the roads will connect small villages to bigger or prominent roads. The allocation of funds would help increase road network, especially in hilly areas, the officials added.

The Union government has sanctioned works worth Rs 354 crore for the state, which includes 105 road works and 29 bridges. Chief minister Prithviraj Chavan had submitted a proposal to increase the state’s road network to 639 km.

Funds have been allotted to as many as 10 districts, including Pune. Nandurbar district has got the maximum allocation (Rs 92 crore), followed by Chandrapur (Rs 45 crore) and Pune (Rs 40 crore).

Pune district officials said they would submit proposals for additional funds in the next round of allotment.




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