Odisha Tops In PMGSY

Odisha has emerged as the Number One State in implementation of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) in the country, said Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi. 

Chairing a State Level Sanctioning Committee Meeting held in the State Secretariat here today, the Chief Secretary said the State Government has set a target to complete 3,500 kilometers of road in coming three months.

Bishnupada Sethi, Secretary Rural Development and other senior officials were present in the meeting.
Mr.Padhi further directed to ensure higher quality of construction and expedite the completion through close monitoring on day-to-day basis.

The engineers of the Department of Rural Development were advised to make use of waste materials in construction of roads.
The Chief Secretary also directed the forest department officers to provide necessary cooperation in connecting the unconnected villages.                                                                     
Engineer-in-Chief, Rural Works, Bharat Chandra Pradhan appraised that under PMGSY around 43,222 kilometer road connecting 19,862 habitations have already been constructed in different parts of the State through utilization of around Rs 18,624 crore by end of December, 2017. 
Out of the current year’s target of 7,000 km of new road, around 3500 km has already been completed. The Chief Secretary directed to complete balance 3,500 kms by end of March, 2018.  Detailed action plan was worked out for the purpose. 
The Committee approved Detailed Project Reports of 165 new roads and 36 bridges stretching over 582 km as new connectivity and upgradation projects. In total these projects were estimated at around Rs 500 crore. Target was set to complete additional 14,000 kms of roads during the coming financial year. 
PMGSY is being implemented with fund support from both the Union and State Government on 60:40 basis. 
EIC Mr.Pradhan presented new green technologies like cold mix, roller compacted concrete pavement, panelled concrete, cell filled concrete, iron slag for sub-grade improvement, gravel with slag, terrazyme compound, waste plastics, environtac, nano technology with water proofing, etc.
Secretary Works Nalini Kanta Pradhan said, “These technologies are cost effective and time saving”.
He appraised that these technologies have already been piloted and found fruitful in construction of around 954 km of road in the State.
It was decided to construct another 4,500 kms of road with these new technologies.  

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