Chief Minister Shri Pushkar Singh Dhami, while interacting with the media today, at the Media Center in the Secretariat, said that due to the efforts of the State Government, Rs.615.48 crore have been sanctioned to the state under the Central Road Infrastructure Fund (CRIF) by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Government of India, for construction of 42 roads and bridges. On behalf of the people of Uttarakhand, the Chief Minister expressed gratitude to the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi and the Union Minister for Road Transport, Shri Nitin Gadkari.
Chief Minister Shri Pushkar Singh Dhami said that since the formation of the state under the Central Road Fund till the year 2017, approvals of works worth Rs.614.85 crore have been received from the Government of India in 17 years. In the office of the present government, the work of sanctioning Rs 508.77 crore for various works under CRF is in progress. In this way, approvals of Rs.1124.25 crore have been received in the four years of the present government’s office under CRF. With this incomparable cooperation of the Government of India, the works of road / bridge construction will be executed smoothly and the roads will be accessible and comfortable for the movement of common people. With the said cooperation of the Government of India, the situation of traffic jams will ease and the traffic movement will be more accessible and comfortable.
Roads are the axis of development: Chief Minister
The Chief Minister said that the availability of easy means of transport has a great impact in the economic / social progress of any state. In view of the hilly terrain in the state of Uttarakhand, the relevance of roadways is very important in the all-round development of the state as roads act as a life line in the development of the state. In view of the high cost of construction of roads and bridges in the hilly areas of the state due to extreme geographical conditions and less availability of time for construction during the year, the assistance provided by the Government of India to the state government will certainly prove helpful for the development of the state.