After Tuticorin Port, now it is the turn of Ennore Port to receive a new name and identity. Renamed as Kamarajar Port, the facility is gearing for a major expansion drive with a slew of projects in the pipeline.
The Punjab government is to expand the 60 km long Sangrur-Khanouri road into four-lanes at Rs 600 crore, mainly to strengthen road connectivity with Delhi area for Malwa region in the state. The road expansion is expected to strengthen the infrastructure in Punjab. The road lead to New Delhi through Haryana.
Jammu and Kshmir Minister for Roads and Buildings Abdul Majid Wani, during his recent visit to Behota and Lal Draman, has said that road connectivity is essential for development of all other sectors including tourism sector and the State government is committed for providing road connectivity to rural, far flung and hither to other unconnected areas of the State.
Punjab government has decided to improve road connectivity and would spend Rs 3,080 crore to convert all highways in the state into 4/6 lanes by January 2016. For this the State government is inviting more investors, the government said on July 10.
The Tamil Nadu government is to take steps to better the road connectivity to forest dwellers within various reserve forest areas and on their fringes across the State to reach main towns or roads. The State Forest Department through its Forest Engineering Division, headquartered in Tiruchi, has improved several black topped roads in the state.
Jammu and Kashmir Minister for Forest, Ecology and Environment, Mian Altaf Ahmad on May 19 termed the road connectivity as one of the important basic needs of people. Altaf concluded an extensive tour of Kangan constituency and took stock of the ongoing road projects coming up under PMGSY in the constituency.
Awake India on April 7 demanded road connectivity to Mahra village of Poonch district. In continuation with the series, a meeting of Awake IndiaÂ’s Mahra Development Forum (AI MDF), took place at Dak Bunglow, Poonch under the chairmanship of Ayaz Mughal. It was the second meeting to discuss the issues related to village Mahra.
In Himachal Pradesh, the highest Chichem village situated at the height of 14,000 feet in Lahaul and Spiti district likely to be linked with the road connectivity soon after commissioning of under construction Chichem bridge as it would join Chichem and Kibber village in Lahaul and Spiti district together.
With an objective to boost road connectivity to rural areas in the country the Union government on February 7 cleared road projects worth about Rs 38,500 crore under the rural road connectivity scheme, the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) which was launched in 2000.