Chandigarh, Nov 30 (UNI) An amount of Rs 11.59 crore will be spent on improving the condition of roads in Gurgaon district under the first phase of Rajiv Gandhi Bridges and Roads Infrastructure Development Programme launched by UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi from Charkhi-Dadri on Wednesday.
An official spokesman today said the infrastructure development programme envisaged an expenditure of Rs 3000 crore on construction and widening of the existing roads and bridges in the state.
The programme would be implemented in three phases and the first phase would be from December 1, 2007 to March 31, 2008.
During this phase three roads--Nimoth to Kalwaka via Ghangola costing Rs 4.13 crore, Bhondsi to Rithoj costing Rs 1.32 crore and from Roharai to Jasat, Khor, Nanukalan to Malahera costing Rs 6.04 crore in district Gurgaon would be constructed.
He said that road infrastructure was an essential requirement of economic growth as it facilitates movement of men and material, helps trade and commerce, links industries and agriculture to markets and opens up backward regions.
He said the state government had planned to incur Rs 1000 crore every year under the Rajiv Gandhi Bridges and Roads Infrastructure Programme for three years.
In the first phase, Rs 1050 crore would be spent by the end of current financial year. These projects include construction of new road over bridges on railway lines and bridges over canals with a cost of Rs 193 crore.
Besides, widening and strengthening of existing roads would be taken up at a cost of Rs 857 crore. In the first phase,7 ROBs and 6 bridges on canals would be constructed in this financial year.