Transport Update

Telangana Rural roads given codes

January 2015
The Telangana Government has given code numbers to rural roads on the lines of highways after surveying them and creating a database. The roads were categorised on the basis of the year in which they were laid, which aided in estimating when they were due for repairs or already completed. This will also help in checking the malpractice of claiming bills for old repairs. A total road length of 64,046 km in rural areas will be developed in phases over the next five years. In the first phase, black top roads over 12,006 km that were constructed prior to 2009 will be renewed for Rs 1,767 crore. The administrative sanction for the work has been given and tenders invited. Also, mud and gravel roads over 20,000 km will be repaired for Rs 600 crore.