JAIPUR: Roads in Rajasthan will be pothole free by December this year, announced public works department (PWD), minister, Yunus Khan, while replying to the budget in the house on Tuesday.
The minister informed, after carrying out a survey by different agencies, PWD has identified 14,100 km roads in dilapidated condition. The state government would carry out the repair works of these roads after spending Rs 2290 crore.
He invited the MLA’s from both the parties to verify the survey in their constituencies and demanded to suggest more roads for repair works which are in dilapidated condition and missed spot in survey.
“The tenders to carry out repair work of 14,100 km will be carried out by February end. Other than this, after taking Rs 800 crore loan from National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard), under Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) work to repair 5,000 km will be taken. Moreover, we have received a concept letter from Centre, for taking up 7000 km road work under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY), phase-2 . By December 2018, we would not leave pot-hole on any road,” said minister.
Minister further said, it will be challenge for the government to carry out this work as Rajasthan does not large number of contractors. As monsoon is approaching, to invite tender and work orders would be a herculean job . However, our government accept this challenge.