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PWD sets March 2022 as a target for Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana-I & II

The PMGSY (Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana) roads and bridges in the state have their targets set – March 2022 for PMGSY-I and II and 2025 for PMGSY-III.

Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  30 Aug 2021 2:01 AM GMT

STAFF REPORTER

GUWAHATI: The PMGSY (Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana) roads and bridges in the state have their targets set – March 2022 for PMGSY-I and II and 2025 for PMGSY-III.

An official in the State PWD said, "Since inception, Assam had 8,381 roads measuring 26,987.24 km and 1,346 bridges sanctioned under PMGSY-I. The PWD completed 7,898 roads measuring 26,666.82 km and 953 bridges till August 5, 2021, spending Rs 18,144.42 crore.

"The target for the remaining work of 483 roads measuring 230.42 km and 393 bridges is March 2022.

"Under PMGSY-II, the state got 251 roads of 1,724.52 km and 66 bridges sanctioned. The department completed 60 roads of 1,690.79 km and 11 bridges till August 5, 2021. The target for the remaining 191 roads of 33.73 km and 55 bridges is March 2022. The department spent Rs 771.07 crore on PMGSY-II.

"In July 2019, the Centre approved the consolidation of routes and rural links connecting habitations, inter-alia, to Gramin agricultural markets, higher secondary schools and hospitals under PMGSY-III. The period for the implementation of PMGSY-III is 2019-2025.

"Assam got 4,325 km roads allocated under PMGSY-III, and 2759.51 km road of them sanctioned. The number of roads in PMGSY-III projects is 429. So far, the department spent Rs 66.10 crore in PMGSY-III to complete 50 km roads."

The PMGSY is a one-time intervention of the Central Government to provide rural connectivity in the form of all-weather roads to unconnected habitations in the core network. The Union Rural Development Ministry funds the scheme. In Assam, the Lok Norman Bibhag, earlier called PWD, implements it.

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