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Posted on Dec 19, 07:51AM | UNI
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan called on Road Transport and National Highways Minister CP Joshi in New Delhi today and apprised him of the adverse condition of NHs passing through Madhya Pradesh.
The Lok Sabha's Leader of the Opposition Sushma Swaraj was present on the occasion, an official release said here.
'Resentment prevails among people over bad roads. Large potholes are not good from the traffic point of view and pose danger of accidents. The state regime spent Rs 125 crore from its resources on repair of roads,' the Chief Minister said.
All NHs from east to west and north to south pass through Madhya Pradesh.
Mr Chouhan also held discussions with the Union Minister on issues pertaining to the Madhya Pradesh Road Development Corporation Limited mainly utility shifting, payment of necessary amounts for acquiring land for schemes etc.
Besides this, the Chief Minister discussed notifications under sections 3(A) and 3(D) for land acquisition and laying of the Jhansi-Bameetha Section of NH 75.
Mr Chouhan also discussed other issues pertaining to the National Highways Authority of India like maintenance of still-being-laid sections of NHs after execution of agreement. He demanded simplification of sanction and execution process of work for NHs.
He informed that besides about 13 estimates approved for 2012-13, seven revised estimates under the Annual Plan are also pending with the Ministry.