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AP undertakes 7,273-km road works at Rs. 3,461 cr

On an average 1,818 km of road renewal works were carried out by the government at a cost of Rs 866 crore per year

Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy
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Vijayawada: The YSRCP Government has said that since 2019 till now they have undertaken renewal works of 7,273 kilometres worth Rs 3,461 crore.

At a review meeting held on road works under Nadu Nedu programme by Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy on Monday evening, it was said that on an average 1,818 km of road renewal works were undertaken by the government at a cost of Rs 866 crore per year.

Reddy during the meeting held at his Tadepalli camp office directed the officials to expedite the works being taken up by the authorities. The officials told him that the previous government had undertaken 6,670 km of renewal works at a cost of Rs 2,772 crore from 2014 to 2019. On an average, the previous government undertook 1,334 km of work every year at a cost of Rs 554 crore.

According to an official press release, in the past three and a half years from 2019 to 2023, the State Government spent Rs 3,631 crore for the construction of 6,302 km of roads. The government has also taken up 4,193 km long CC roads at a cost of Rs 1,241 crore in the last three and a half years.

Around 6,735 km of ongoing construction work was undertaken at a cost of Rs 3,769 crore. The ongoing works are aimed to be completed in the coming year and a half. The government has repaired 5,793 km of damaged BT roads at a cost of Rs 1,326 crore. The works will be completed in the coming year and a half.

As part of implementing the Navaratnalu, the government has also taken up the construction of village secretariats, RBKs, health clinics, BMCUs and digital libraries to provide better services to the people across the State. The government has spent Rs 4,248 crore in the last three and a half years for the construction of 11,709 buildings, the release stated.

Another 17,736 village secretariats, RBKs, health clinics and digital library buildings are under construction with Rs 3,360 crore. The ongoing works will be completed soon, the government said in the release.

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