Look at history for faster road development : Raghuvansh Prasad

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Jaipur, Nov 16 (UNI) Accepting that there could be certain bottle necks in development of roads, Union Rural Development Minister Raghuvansh Prasad Singh asked engineers and bureaucrats to take a leaf out of history to evolve faster methods for road development.

Addressing the 68th Indian Road Congress here this evening, Mr Singh said that certain bottlenecks and implementation related hurdles were present in road development.

He said that Finance Minister P Chidambaram had announced in his last year's budget speech, construction of Express Highway between Gurgaon-Jaipur, but after more than 18 months even the survey and initial project work could not be taken up.

Similarly, several works of Golden Quadrilateral project launched wayback in 1999-2000 were still unaccomplished.

He added that we should learn from our glorious past and cited Shershah Suri's Grand Truck Road(GT Road) from Peshawar to Dhaka as an example.

'' Go and ponder into the methods and procedures of that era, find out what sort of process for grants and sanctions prevailed during that era and speed up our tasks,'' the minister suggested.

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