UP Govt constructed over 15246 km roads to enhance connectivity in villages

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Yogi Adityanath

Connecting the length and breadth of Uttar Pradesh with a network of roads, the Yogi Adityanath-led Government of Uttar Pradesh has commissioned the building of two-lane roads to enhance road connectivity in villages at the block and tehsil levels. The state government has constructed more than 15246 km of roads in the countryside of Uttar Pradesh.

With the help of better roads and improved electricity supply, the state is all set to move forward on the path of development.

While this move is helping the farmers to take their crops to the purchase centres, the villagers have also got ease in the movement. The state government has also worked to reduce the gap between the village and the city by connecting the main road with the link roads to villages. Due to the laying of the road network, where migration from the villages has reduced on one hand and on the other hand, employment and development have also got wings in the villages itself.

Work has been done to connect about 1,557 revenue villages that have been neglected for the last seventy years, according to an official of the state government. According to the Public Works Department (PWD), 1763 km long roads are being constructed in these villages by spending Rs 1,114 crore.

Out of which, so far more than 1546 revenue villages have been covered with 1740.24 km. The road has been connected to the connectivity route by constructing a road over a longer length. The Yogi government has also done the work of connecting the villages by road, in which Rs 1407 crore has been released to connect 2275 habitations with the connectivity road, out of which 2173.60 km long road has been constructed in 1717 habitations.

Under the Chief Minister’s Samagra Gram Vikas Yojana, work has been completed for a 29-km long road for 33 revenue villages at a cost of Rs 14.35 crore.

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There were 26 tehsil headquarters of the state which were not connected by two-lane roads. To connect them with a two-lane road, a road length of 270 km has been built with a cost of Rs 387 crore. Out of these, more than 24 works have been completed.

At the same time, Rs 2088 crore is being spent to connect 144 development block headquarters with two-lane roads. With this huge amount, 1282 km road going to the development block headquarters is being widened. Out of 144 development blocks, about 100 works have been completed.

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