Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways is upset with cement cartelisation and faulty detailed project report (DPR) preparations and has set a roadmap for stepping up road construction pace and quality in surface material with innovative mixes. Speaking exclusively to Pratap Padode, Editor-in-Chief of ASAPP Info Global Group at the ‘InfraNirbhar Webinar...
Under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana, the Union government has sanctioned Rs 1,299 crore to Karnataka to build rural roads. This has been conveyed by the Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh to Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.
In the year 2000, the Union government launched the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) to connect IndiaÂ’s smaller villages to nearby towns, all through the country. The ministry of rural development has been in charge of the scheme, with the Planning Commission playing its usual role.
Under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY), the Punjab mandi board has initiated the process to upgrade the Shahkot-Punia link road. A road stretch of 10.25-km is being upgraded under the scheme and widened to 33 feet from existing 22 feet.
To improve road connectivity in Arunachal Pradesh, the Union government has approved a network of roads and bridges at a cost of Rs 819 crore. The Union Rural Development Ministry's decision in this regard comes just ahead of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Beijing and it emphasises the strategic importance of the bordering state over parts of which China lays claim.