Bihar: 4500 Km Rural Roads Constructed Under PMGSY
Bihar government has constructed 4500 km of road as against a target of 19000 km under the Prime Minister Grameen Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) aimed at improving rural road connectivity in the villages and areas and human habitation, a senior official said today.

In the fiscal year 2011-12 alone, the rural roads with a length of 2000 km has been constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 1600 crore against a target of 5000 km with a total cost of Rs 2500 km, Rural Works Secretary B Rajendra told reporters here.

In addition, the Central agencies have constructed 10500 km road till date in Bihar under the Central flagship programme as against a target of 16000 km, he said.

In the fiscal year 2011-12 alone, 1500 km rural roads have been constructed by the Central agencies at an estimated cost of Rs 515 crores, Rajendra said.

Under the Integrated Action Plan (IAP) for road connectivity in tribal and backward areas, the Union Rural Development ministry has sanctioned 1899 kms road project in nine districts of Bihar - Gaya, Jehanabad, Arwal, Aurangabad, Nawada, Rohtas, Jamui, Munger and Kaimur to connect roads for human habitats with a population of 250 or more, Rajendra said.

Under the state government's scheme of similar nature called 'Apki Sarkar Apke Dwar (Your government on your door), 28.96 km road has been constructed in 2011-12 with a cost of Rs 8.87 crore to connect areas affected with extremism with the mainstream through quality roads, he said. More

The state government has under the scheme called the Chief Minister Gram Sadak Yojana (CSGSY) built 536.82 km road at the cost of Rs 337.94 crore in the fiscal year 2011-12 to connect habitats with population between 500 and 999, Rajendra said.

Under the schemes for new roads/bridges on the minimum requirement, the rural works department has constructed 107.21 km road and two bridges this fiscal, while another 8.35 km road has been built this financial year under an integrated plan for roads in the Scheduled Castes (SCs) dominated areas, he said.

In all, the state government has constructed 4321 km roads in rural area with a cost of Rs. 2582.90 crores in the fiscal year 2011-12, the rural works official said.
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