Govt sanctions 41 projects at Rs 125.44 crore for construction of new roads and bridges across Meghalaya.

0
449

The state government has sanctioned 41 projects at Rs 125.44 crore for the construction of new roads and bridges across the state.

Delivering his address on Friday, Governor Satya Pal Malik said, “During 2020-21, the state government has sanctioned 41 projects for construction of new roads and bridges and up-gradation/improvement of existing roads at different locations in the state covering a length of 118.12 km at a total financial outlay of Rs 125.44 crore under the rural infrastructure development fund.”
He informed that works are under progress for the two national highway projects – two laning from Tura-Dalu of NH-51 covering a total length of 54 km at a cost of Rs 553.41 crore and improvement of NH-40 between Shillong and Dawki and construction of Dawki bridge covering a total length of 80 km at a tentative cost of Rs 1,300 crore.
He said the work for rehabilitation and up-gradation to the two-lane with earthen shoulders of Nongstoin-Wahkaji (o.00 to 43.06 km) at an estimated amount of Rs 302.9 crore has been sanctioned by the central government.
Under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana, the governor said that the central government has sanctioned a total of 971 schemes covering a length of 4,309.7 km at a cost of Rs 3,012.2 crore and targeting to connect 608 habitations.
As of January 221, 441 habitations have been connected covering a length of 2,0717 km
He said the work for up-gradation of the 9th Mile (on East-West Corridor in Assam) to Umsen via Killing, Pilliangkata, Gambalbari, Pynker under Ri Bhoi District covering a length of 37.64 km and sanctioned at a cost of Rs 84.01 crore has started.