Ghaziabad had a date with Deputy Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Keshav Prasad Maurya today, where he inaugurated a number of projects, as well as laid the foundation of many others. To start with, the Dy. CM laid foundation of three PWD roads with a total outlay of Rs 68 lakhs. He also unveiled and dedicated to the public 36 roads on which a total of Rs 31 crores were spent.

Addressing the public, Maurya said that it is the aim of the government that development should reach every person of the state.

The Dy. CM said that 109 state highways were being converted to national highways so that their stature increases. “We will be delivering better roads than those of the US,” he said. Elaborating further, the DY. CM said that by using state-of-the art technique the roads will have a life span of 25 years, rather than 5 years- that was the case till this moment.

Maurya pointed out that several roads in the district will be funded under the Centre assistance. These are namely Saunda-Didoli-Kakda-Salemabad-Jhal-Rewdi Marg with an outlay of about Rs. 20 cr; Duhai-Bhikkanpur-Bhadoli-Manoli Road with an outlay of about Rs 19 crores; also, road connecting NH-58 to Shahpur-Bhovapur-Morti- Hindon Pusta pipeline one with an outlay of about Rs 19.60 crore.  

He also remarked that two more tasks (of roads) related to inter-state connectivity and one under state plan will also be approved soon. The first two are: Mohan Nagar-Loni-Wazirabad road with a total outlay of Rs 72 crores; and Delhi-Meerut stretch with an outlay of about Rs 120 crores. The third is the Delhi-Bareilly-Lucknow stretch with an outlay of Rs 11.76 crores.

Union Minister Dr Satya Pal Singh, UP Minister, Atul Garg, MLAs Sunil Sharma, Ajit Pal Tyagi and Dr. Manju Siwach as well as Mayor Asha Sharma were also present on the occasion.

– bureau


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