BY TC News Desk
Agartala: July 21. The Public Works Department (PWD) has taken up maintenance of 1450 km of major roads with allocation of Rs.160 crores during 2022-23.The information came during a review meeting held today Chief Minister Dr. Manik Saha about the progress of construction of roads in the state in presence of J.K. Sinha, Chief Secretary, Secretary, PWD; Secretary, P&C, Additional PCCF; Chief Engineer, PWD and Road and Bridges and other senior officers through video conference.
During the meeting, Chief Minister emphasized on timely completion of road construction works, as well as road maintenance works in the State. At present, construction of 257 km National Highways, 937 km of State Highways, district roads and village road is under progress. In addition to the sanction by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, the state government has allotted Rs.948 crore from RIDE, Special Central Assistance, Suvarna Jayanti Tripura Nirman scheme and other state budget sources for development of 937 km roads and 35 bridges in the State. Public Works Department has also taken up maintenance of 1450 km of major roads with allocation of Rs.160 crores during 2022-23.
During the meeting it was known that state government is following up with Centre for sanction of 775 km roads under PMGSY-III, declaration of Kamalpur – Ambassa – Gandacherra as National Highway and more sanction of roads from Central Road Infrastructure Fund of Ministry of Road Transport & Highways.
The Chief Secretary,. J.K. Sinha emphasized in the timely completion of the road projects and maintaining the quality of construction. He assured -the provision of adequate funds for carrying out the development of roads in the State as per public need.Later Chief Minister instructed the PWD Engineers to speed up the implementation of the roads by regularly visiting the project site, inspection of quality of works, obtaining of forest and other land clearances in time. He suggested to uses new technology in road construction like nano technology, use of plastic in road construction to improve durability and strength of the roads,