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Roads worth Rs 143.89 cr to be constructed in State

THREE ROADS measuring 256 km would soon be constructed at an expenditure of Rs 143.89 crore under the BOT Scheme in Madhya Pradesh.

india Updated: Jan 18, 2006 13:57 IST

THREE ROADS measuring 256 km would soon be constructed at an expenditure of Rs 143.89 crore under the BOT Scheme in Madhya Pradesh.

These roads are Matkuli-Tamia-Chhindwara, Mandsaur-Sitamau (up to Rajasthan border) and Chandpur-Alirajpur-Kukshi-Badwani. A decision to this effect was taken at the Madhya Pradesh Road Development Corporation (MPRDC) Board of Directors meeting chaired by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan at the State secretariat here today.

Chouhan was apprised of all the projects being undertaken by the Corporation besides its other activities. MPRDC is also undertaking the construction of three more roads measuring 285 km. These roads are Katni-Amanganj, Lukwasa-Chanderi, and Manasa-Bhanpura.

On the occasion, it was informed that seven roads measuring 611 km were nearing completion while four roads including Bhopal-Vidisha measuring 332 km were being constructed under the first phase of the ADB Project.

In the second phase, eight roads measuring 873 km have recently been taken up while in the third phase of the ADB Project 15 roads would be taken up.

So far, construction of 3,878 km out of the 8,333 km State Highways has been completed. The Corporation would take up the construction of 1,899 km roads in 2007-08 and 1,450 km roads in 2008-09, it was informed.

State PWD Minister Kailash Vijaywargiya, Chief Secretary Vijay Singh, Principal Secretary (PWD) Padamveer Singh, MPRDC Managing Director Mohammad Suleman among other senior officers were present at the meeting.

First Published: Jan 18, 2006 13:57 IST