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Chouhan urges PM to resolve issues related to national highways

Posted on Jan 30, 09:39AM | UNI

Bhopal, Jan 29 : Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to resolve the issues related to national highways, which has been plaguing the state since a long time

In his meeting with the Prime Minister in New Delhi yesterday, Mr Chouhan sought Rs 200 crore spent by the state on repairing and maintenance of national highways. He also sought clearance of pending bills worth Rs 250 crore, an official release said here

The Chief Minister informed that only Rs 57 crore will be required for repairing stretches of national highway No 3 and 7

He handed over to the Prime Minster a detailed letter seeking early disposal of issues. The Prime Minister assured the Chief Minister that he will talk to the minister concerned for quick disposal

Mr Chouhan pointed out that maintenance of national highways across the country was done through the State National Highway Division of Public Works Department and funds were provided by the Union Road Transport and Highways ministry

However, the procedure has not been followed in Madhya Pradesh and the requisite funds for maintenance of national highways have not been provided to the state. He apprised the Prime Minister of the state's initiative saying that the state has invested more than Rs 200 crore out of its own funds for maintenance of national highways