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Government of India
Ministry of Road Transport & Highways
10-March-2016 18:00 IST
Road Connectivity in Hilly Areas

The Ministry of Road Transport & highways is primarily responsible for the development and maintenance of National Highways (NHs) in the country, which is a continuous process. works on NHs, including those in hilly areas, are accordingly taken up as per inter se priority, traffic density and availability of funds.

 

            The Ministry has also taken up development of roads under Special Accelerated Road Development Programme for the North East Region (SARDP-NE) including Arunachal Pradesh Package of Roads for improvement of road connectivity in States of North Eastern region.

 

Further, the Ministry has taken up detailed review of National Highways (NHs) network in the country including road network in Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh, with a view to improve the road connectivity to coastal / border areas, backward areas, religious places, tourist places, construction / rehabilitation / widening of about 1,500 major bridges and 208 Railway Over Bridges (ROBs) / Railway Under Bridges (RUBs) on NHs, improvement of newly declared NHs providing connectivity to District Head Quarters, Connectivity Improvement Program for Char-Dham (Kedarnath, Badrinath, Yamunothri & Gangothri in Uttarakhand) under proposed Bharatmala Pariyojana.

 

The details of funds provided for development and maintenance of NHs in Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and UP since April, 2015         are as follows:                                                                      (Rs. in Crore)

 

Sl. No.

State

NH(O)

Maintenance and Repair

Allocation

Expenditure*

Allocation

Expenditure*

1

Himachal Pradesh

101.00

100.95

84.33

56.27

2

Uttar Pradesh

331.00

328.11

202.48

183.60

3

Uttarakhand

189.24

184.99

82.93

45.34

 

*Expenditure upto February,2016

 

This information was given by Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways,       Shri Pon. Radhakrishnan in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today. 

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