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Govt releases Rs 119 crore to Zila Prishads for roads repair

Written by: Staff

Chandigarh, Apr 2 (UNI) Haryana Government has, for the first time, released Rs 119 crore to Zila Parishads under Local Area Development Tax scheme for repair of roads, Chief Parliamentary Secretary Dharamvir Singh here today said.

He said that Rs 929 core have been allocated for development of roads and bridges during 2006-07 as compared to Rs 512 core during 2005-06.

Nearly 1,142 km of rural roads would be upgraded at a cost of Rs 350 crore under the Bharat Nirman Yojna and 4,000 km of state roads would be improved during the year 2006-07 and state highways would also be widened in a phased manner, Mr Singh said.

He added that a master plan for 88 railway over bridges had been prepared. While nine bridges were under construction, construction work of nine more bridges would commence soon. A proposal to construct 18 bridges has been submitted to the Central Government for its approval.

He informed that rehabilitation, widening and reconstruction of old bridges was being taken up with the assistance of NABARD loan of worth Rs 60 crore.

Mr Singh further added that 300 junior engineers would be recruited in panchayats and development department. Also, 2700 gram sachives would be posted. With a view to developing sports, he said sports stadia would be constructed in 500 villages at a cost of Rs 40 crore and school buildings would be repaired at a cost of Rs 40 crore. Also, 4000 chaupals of members belonging to Scheduled Castes would be repaired at a cost of Rs 20 crore during this financial year.

He said that Rs 239 crore would be spent on construction of sanitary laterins in rural areas.

He added that Rs 147 crore would also be spent on development of urban areas during this years.


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