Uttar Pradesh govt to seek funds from Centre to repair NHs
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav would again request the Centre to sanction funds for repair of the 3600 kilometers long national highway in the state which is in a bad condition.
In a statement here, Mr Yadav said the Centre has just sanctioned Rs 15 crore in 2013-14 and Rs 4.56 crore during 2014-15, which is injustice towards UP.
The official spokesman said the total length of national highway is 7600 km and almost 4000 km is directly maintained by National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).
The remaining 3,600 km maintenance is taken up by the state PWD department on behalf of Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.
Due to the extremely poor condition of roads people are facing heavy traffic inconvenience on the Varanasi-Gazipur-Gorakhpur route (NH number-29), Rae Bareli-Allahabad route (NH number -24 B), Tanda-Lalganj-Fatehpur-Banda road (NH Route No -232), Aligarh-Kanpur Road (NH Road No.-91) and Rampur-Rudrapur road (NH No. 87).
The state government has written letters to the Centre for granting of funds to repair the roads in September 2013 and March 2014 but there was no such positive response.
(Posted on 23-05-2014)