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Cabinet Approves Construction Of Over 32,000 Km Roads In Left Wing Extremism Affected Areas

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Cupboard Committee assembly on Financial Affairs on Wednesday gave approval to the proposals of Division of Rural Growth, Ministry of Rural Growth for the continuation of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana-I and II as much as September, 2022. 

Based on experiences, approvals got for the completion of steadiness highway and bridge works. CCEA additionally accepted continuation of Highway Connectivity Venture for Left Wing Extremism Affected Areas (RCPLWEA) as much as March 2023.

The cupboard has accepted development of 32,152 km roads in far-flung areas of the nation at a value of Rs 33,822 crore.

“Areas that weren’t coated for highway connectivity underneath phases 1-2 of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) or the Left-Wing Extremism affected areas and the tribal areas are going to be benefitted. Roads can be constructed by way of dense forests, mountains and rivers,” Union Minister Anurag Thakur mentioned whereas briefing the media after the Cupboard assembly.

Underneath PMGSY-II, upgradation of fifty,000 Km rural highway community was envisaged. Complete 49,885 km highway size and 765 LSBs have been sanctioned, of which solely 4,240 km highway size and 254 bridges are to be constructed. 

An official launch by Centre identified that majority of pending works underneath PMGSY-I and II are within the North-East and Hill States because of elements corresponding to Coronavirus-induced lockdown, prolonged rains, winters, forest points. 

The federal government additionally mentioned that the extension of time as much as September, 2022 is being granted to assist these states to finish the steadiness works.

Moreover, the Cupboard has additionally accepted telecom connectivity in tribal areas by placing up telecom towers in 7,287 villages in 5 states of Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Maharashtra and Odisha.

With this, as many as 42 aspirational districts in these 5 states will get benefited from telecom connectivity, Thakur mentioned including that the federal government has determined to supply 4G cell providers within the districts with venture anticipated to be price Rs 6,466 crore.


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