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Bihar policy soon for maintaing roads, bridges

Last Updated: Thursday, April 15, 2010 - 21:06

Patna: Bihar government would soon evolve a
policy for ensuring maintenance of roads and bridges in the
state, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said today.

``Final touches are being given to the new policy,`` he
said reviewing the progress of work being executed by the
state Rural Works and Road departments at a meeting here.

Construction was on for 45,000 km roads in rural areas,
out of which the state government was bearing the construction
cost for 15,000 km. Cost for 13,000 km is being constructed
under the Prime Minister Gramin Sarak Yojna, he said.

He criticised the Centre for allegedly not providing
adequate fund for construction of roads under Prime Minister
Gramin Sarak Yojna.

The meeting was also attended by state Rural Works
Department minister Brishen Patel, besides senior officials of
the department.

Bureau Report

First Published: Thursday, April 15, 2010 - 21:06

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