Uttarakhand News

New roads worth Rs. 3000 crore to be built in Uttarakhand, Govt. to seek loan from World Bank

by Abhay Aswal
Jun 19, 2017

Uttarakhand government will built roads worth 3,000 crore in the state with the help of World Bank. The government will seek loan from the World Bank  for the construction of roads. The state government have already sent loan proposal to the Centre for approval. Upon the sanction of loan, the government will focus on completing the roads that require forest department’s permission.

The work progress of roads in the state has been slow due to the unavailability of budget. More than 8,000 crore has been allocated for roads in Uttarakhand, however, no significant work has been done due to shortage of funds. Each year, the government allocates around Rs. 2,000 crore for road construction, larger potion of which is spend on renovation of old roads. That is why Uttarakhand government have knocked doors of World Bank for financial assistance. Around 774 roads in the state still need approval from Forest Department.

Govt. to constructed bridges in hills worth Rs. 250 crore

Apart from construction of roads in the state, the government will also focus on construction of bridges – priority will be given to those bridges which are 60% complete. Also, the bridge longer than 100 meters will be constructed first. More than Rs. 250 crore will be allocated for the construction of bridges.

Inputs from Hindustan