Roads and Buildings department to develop roads, spends Rupees 1,647 crore

Roads and Buildings department to develop roads, spends Rupees 1,647 crore
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Roads and Buildings department has prepared an action plan for the year 2017-18 with the estimated outlay of Rs 1,647 crore to develop and repair 14,424 km R&B roads in the state. As a part of the road development works, resealing, patching pot holes, edge repairs, ravelling, rutting, crack sealing and over laying works will be taken up in all 13 districts of the state.

Vijayawada: Roads and Buildings department has prepared an action plan for the year 2017-18 with the estimated outlay of Rs 1,647 crore to develop and repair 14,424 km R&B roads in the state. As a part of the road development works, resealing, patching pot holes, edge repairs, ravelling, rutting, crack sealing and over laying works will be taken up in all 13 districts of the state.

Highlights:

  • Allocates Rs 239.85 crore for repair and development of roads in Guntur, the highest in the state
  • Pothole filling will taken up on priority and will be completed by June 15

The department conducted a detailed survey on over 14,000 km roads with the help of state-of -art technology highway vehicle imported from Australia. Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu has instructed the R and B officials to use the data with APRMS and take up the repairing works on war footing basis.

As part of the action plan prepared for the year 2017-18, the department requires Rs 1,647 crore for the development of roads in the state. Guntur district needs the highest amount of funds with Rs 239.85 crore, followed by West Godavari with Rs 230 crore. Rs 194.98 crore was earmarked for East Godavari, Rs 184.29 cr for Chittoor, Rs 154.4 crore for Visakhapatnam and Kadapa district requires least funds with Rs.42.65 crore.

The department prepared a detailed plan to develop all major roads in the state in the span of 10 years. E Subbaraya Sarma, engineer-in-chief told The Hans India that the department prepared a comprehensive plan for the development of all major roads. “A detailed study has been conducted in last six month along with APRMS. The priority is to fill the pot holes on main roads by June 15,” he informed.

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