The ‘highway’ of development
The Central Government has approved fund of Rs 354 crore under PMGSY for the development of roads in rural areas
Mumbai: The Central Government has given positive response to the development of roads in rural areas of the state and approved fund of Rs 354 crore under Prime Minister Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY). The development of 105 roads and 29 bridges will be completed with this fund.
Also, at every 2nd phase the approval for more 2,620 km will be given. The information about this approval is mentioned in the letter sent by Jairam Ramesh, Minister of Rural Development to the Central Government. The villagers in remote areas have to travel by raw (Kaccha) road to reach till main road. These untreated roads become more dangerous during rainy season.
Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan constantly followed up with Center for repairing these roads and construction of bridges. His attempts have succeeded now. The Ministry of Rural Development makes arrangements for such roads under PMGSY.
This fund will develop roads of 639 km of length in rural areas. Almost 30 small societies in 10 districts will be connected to main roads due to this approval. In the 2nd phase of PMGSY, Maharashtra will get 2,620 km of roads approved. The state government should send proposal for this shortly so that the approvals can be given till November 2013, said Ramesh.