UP govt revamps road network for Rs 90 bn, boosts economic growth
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UP govt revamps road network for Rs 90 bn, boosts economic growth

To stimulate economic development, the state government of Uttar Pradesh has invested Rs 90 billion in enhancing the road network over the past six and a half years, according to officials.

A high-ranking government official stated that two-lane connectivity will be established between 179 government buildings, ensuring convenient commuting for individuals seeking services from government departments.

"In the initial phase, 26 sub-divisional (tehsil) headquarters and 153 block headquarters have been identified," the official added.

With a budget of Rs 26.53 billion, the improvement of 1,617 km of the road network is planned to enhance connectivity between government offices.

Additionally, 25 locations linking Uttar Pradesh to neighbouring states and Nepal will undergo improvements to facilitate the smooth movement of heavy motor vehicles. "A total of 94 routes have been identified for this program, requiring a budget of Rs 21.71 billion to upgrade 1,126 km of the road network," he explained.

Border towns with existing two-lane connectivity are receiving road medians, dividers, and paved shoulders.

In regions with a population of over 250, where two villages are within a 5 km distance and lack road connectivity, single-lane roads are being constructed for improved accessibility. The initiative covers 1,928 such villages.

A project with a budget of Rs 16.79 billion is set to commence, focusing on 2,107 km of rural roads.

PWD Minister Jitin Prasada emphasised the ongoing monitoring efforts by the headquarters and assured that action would be taken against any officials found negligent.

"During the tenure of Yogi Adityanath over the last six and a half years, approvals for the construction of 5,000 km of new roads have been granted, with numerous road segments undergoing renovation," he concluded.

To stimulate economic development, the state government of Uttar Pradesh has invested Rs 90 billion in enhancing the road network over the past six and a half years, according to officials. A high-ranking government official stated that two-lane connectivity will be established between 179 government buildings, ensuring convenient commuting for individuals seeking services from government departments. In the initial phase, 26 sub-divisional (tehsil) headquarters and 153 block headquarters have been identified, the official added. With a budget of Rs 26.53 billion, the improvement of 1,617 km of the road network is planned to enhance connectivity between government offices. Additionally, 25 locations linking Uttar Pradesh to neighbouring states and Nepal will undergo improvements to facilitate the smooth movement of heavy motor vehicles. A total of 94 routes have been identified for this program, requiring a budget of Rs 21.71 billion to upgrade 1,126 km of the road network, he explained. Border towns with existing two-lane connectivity are receiving road medians, dividers, and paved shoulders. In regions with a population of over 250, where two villages are within a 5 km distance and lack road connectivity, single-lane roads are being constructed for improved accessibility. The initiative covers 1,928 such villages. A project with a budget of Rs 16.79 billion is set to commence, focusing on 2,107 km of rural roads. PWD Minister Jitin Prasada emphasised the ongoing monitoring efforts by the headquarters and assured that action would be taken against any officials found negligent. During the tenure of Yogi Adityanath over the last six and a half years, approvals for the construction of 5,000 km of new roads have been granted, with numerous road segments undergoing renovation, he concluded.

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