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1.Centre okays two key road projects for Arunachal

The Union government on January 21 approved the construction of two roads in Arunachal Pradesh - Bameng to Lada (55 kms) and Miao to Vijaynagar (157 kms) - in principle under the Prime Minister Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY).


2.Rs 6.68 cr spent on PMGSY roads in Karnah of J&K

In Jammu and Kashmir, an amount of Rs 6.68 crore has been utilised on the execution of six road projects measuring 23 kilometers in the Karnah tehsil of Kupwara district under the Prime Minister Gram Sadak Yojna (PMGSY), out of the allotted Rs 12.86 crore for this purpose.


3.NHAI reaches out to h'way builders to look into their issues

Troubled by the decision of two leading developers to walk out of two large road contracts, key ministries led by the Prime Minister's Office have initiated a damage control exercise to ensure that other private developers do not follow suit, leaving behind a raft of halfbuilt highway projects.


4.AP to get 6,597 km rural roads under PMGSY

The Union government will provide financial assistance to develop roads linking rural habitations and in Naxalites affected districts in Andhra Pradesh. Union Minister for Rural Development Jairam Ramesh informed the State Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy that Union Cabinet took important decisions regarding Prime Minister Grameena Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) in Andhra Pradesh during meeting held on February 7.


5.Foundation laid for PMGSY's longest road in Arunachal

Foundation was laid for the longest stretch of road built under the Prime Minister's Gram Sadak Yojna (PMGSY) from Miao to Vijaynagar in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh on February 19. Union Minister for Rural Development JairamRamesh laid the foundation. The 157-km road, which will be built under the PMGSY will pass through the Namdapha National Park and is scheduled to be completed within the next three years.


6.Centre takes initiative to pace up infra projects in J&K

The Banihal Quazigund section of the Jammu-Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla rail line is to be commissioned in April-May, 2013, according to the new deadline set by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). This was among the various decisions taken at a meeting in the PMO on March 21 to step up efforts to speed up infrastructure projects in Jammu and Kashmir.


7.PMO sets new deadline for rail line project in Jammu and Kashmir

The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has set a new deadline for completing the Banihal Quazigund section of the Jammu-Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla rail line by April-May, 2013. During a recent meeting in the PMO, it was also decided that power transmission and distribution network strengthening works in J&K would be completed by March 2014


8.Projects under PMGSY stranded in Jammu and Kashmir

Road projects under the Prime Minister Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) are stranded because of land acquisition issues. The state government asked the central government to allocate Rs 710 crore from the Prime Minister’s Reconstruction Programme (PMRP) for compensating land owners


9.Projects under PMGSY stranded in Jammu and Kashmir

Road projects under the Prime Minister Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) are stranded because of land acquisition issues. The state government asked the central government to allocate Rs 710 crore from the Prime Minister’s Reconstruction Programme (PMRP) for compensating land owners


10.NHAI wants PMO's help to save relinquished road projects

The Prime Minister's Office help has been sought by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) for salvaging projects abandoned by the developers and starting those projects that have found no takers till now. The Authority's missive comes even as the government has deferred a much-awaited decision to resuscitate stalled highway projects by allowing an easier exit option for road developers.