Bhubaneswar: With an aim to ensure road connectivity to every village, the State Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday approved extension of Mukhya Mantri Sadak Yojana (MMSY) for another two years with an estimated cost of Rs 4947 crore.
Speaking to reporters here, Chief Secretary Pradeep Kumar Jena said the MMSY-Transferred Road Improvement Programme (TRIP) has been launched by the State Government with the objective to improve roads transferred from PR department and other departments in order to provide better access to health and education facilities, improved connectivity and communication to Panchayats, school, colleges, hospital, other similar institutions, market, trade and commerce, tourist destinations etc which will improve living standard of the people living in faraway places detached from the mainstream.
The Cabinet on Wednesday approved for implementation of the scheme for a period of 2 years i.e. from 2023-24 to 2024-25 with an outlay of Rs 1893 crore.
Cabinet has approved execution of projects with a length of 1814.92 Km approximately targeted to be taken up in 2023-24 & 2024-25 and for completion of all ongoing projects under this scheme, he said.
Similarly, the Cabinet has approved implementation of MMSY-Connecting Unconnected Villages in Difficult Areas (CUVDA) for a period of two years (2023-24 to 2024-25) with an outlay of Rs. 976 crores.
Under the scheme, projects with a length of 361.34 Km will be executed during 2023-24 & 2024-25. Bridges where required will be taken up to provide new connectivity or improved connectivity in difficult places of the targeted area.
CUVDA was launched with the objective to provide improved all weather connectivity to villages of LWE affected districts, difficult hilly areas, difficult unconnected islands of other districts.
The Cabinet has also decided to implement MMSY-Improvement to Existing R.D Roads for a period of 2 years (2023-24 to 2024-25) with an outlay of Rs.918 crore.
The State Government has approved execution of projects with a length of 554.67 Km approximately targeted to be taken up in 2023-24 & 2024-25 and for completion of all ongoing projects under this scheme.
Besides, Rs 1160 crore approved for execution of 673.49 km of roads under MMSY- Connecting Missing Road Links (CMRL) during the financial years 2023-24 & 2024-25.
CMRL was launched with the objective to bridge the crucial missing link in inter block, inter-district and interstate connectivity of roads, connectivity to unconnected islands in order to improve the connectivity of the area and shorten the distance between different blocks, districts and with neighboring States in the bordering areas by connecting road to the roads in the neighboring States.
In another crucial decision, the Cabinet has approved the revised cost of the ABADHA scheme from Rs.3208 crore to Rs.4224.22 crore with scheme implementation period from 2017-18 to 2024-25.