Himachal Pradesh Mukhya Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana 2024 for Road Connectivity to Left Out Villages / Habitations

CM Jai Ram Thakur allocated Rs. 75 crore for Mukhya Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana in Himachal Pradesh Budget 2024, development of new roads to connect villages/habitats across the state, complete details here

Himachal Pradesh Mukhya Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana 2024 for Road Connectivity to Left Out Villages / Habitations

HP Mukhya Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana

HP Mukhya Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana 2024: While presenting the HP Budget 2024, chief minister Jai Ram Thakur proposed to spend an amount of Rs. 75 crore under Mukhya Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna, This will accelerate the progress of road connectivity to the left out villages and habitations. The proposed expenditure is more than previous outlays by 50%. Government of Himachal Pradesh had earlier launched this scheme for development of roads to connect villages across the state.

HP Mukhya Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana 2024

In the HP Budget 2024, the state govt. has announced to spend Rs. 75 crore amount under Mukhya Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana. The government had firstly started this scheme namely Mukhyamantri Gram Sadak Yojana in the financial budget 2016-17.

Objectives of Mukhyamantri Gram Sadak Yojna

Under the Mukhya Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana, the state government will develop road connectivity between villages/habitations and cities. The MMGSY will permit the upgradation (to the prescribed standards) of the existing roads in those districts where all the eligible habitations of the designated population size have been provided all weather road connectivity. 

Need for Mukhya Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana in Himachal Pradesh

The state government received grievances regarding partial connectivity due to non-construction of end roads penetrating into the heart of habitations. The state government has launched the new scheme in order to provide better and easy facility to the villages and reduce the lifestyle and economic development gap between cities and villages.

The state government has set aside Rs. 75 Crore for the Mukhya Mantri Sadak Yojana for the financial year 2024. Preventive maintenance of roads will be undertaken using micro surfacing, bitumen slurry and fog-seal techniques which will help keeping them free of pot holes and in good condition.

An amount of Rs.50 crore shall be spent on W-metal beam crash barriers to increase road safety. In addition, in future, the W-metal beam crash barriers shall also be proposed for NABARD and PMGSY works.

Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana in Himachal Pradesh

PM Gram Sadak Yojana started by former Prime Minister of India, late Sh Atal Bihari Vajpayee, has proved a boon for the State. Till now 2,896 works involving 17,716 kilometres long road have been completed under the Yojana. An amount of Rs.5,378 crore has been spent so far. The remaining 787 works covering 4,143 kilometres of road sanctioned under the scheme with a cost of Rs. 2,756 crore are in various stages of execution.

It was not possible to expand the road network to this extent without this PMGSY due to limited financial resources available with HP government. Work to up-grade 3,125 Kilometre long rural roads will be taken up under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana III immediately after getting approval of shelf from the Government of India.

Transport Sector Related Announcements Made by CM Jai Ram Thakur in Budget 2024

CM Jai Ram Thakur has made the following announcements regarding transport sector in HP Budget 2024:-

Progress Till Date in Connecting Panchayats to Roads in Himachal Pradesh

CM had expressed our Government’s commitment to connect every panchayat with road in my last year’s budget. The progress made in achieving this target is as under:-

Many new Panchayats have been created recently, some of them might be unconnected by a motorable road. CM announce that newly notified unconnected Panchayats and remaining other 10 Panchayats will be connected in a time bound manner. The Himachal Pradesh government has prepared a shelf of 27 roads with the cost of Rs. 641 crore and posed it for funding under Central Road Fund. The work on these roads will be started immediately after approved by the Government of India in 2021-22.

The World Bank funded Himachal Pradesh State Roads Transformation Project (HSRTP) envisages up-gradation of approximately 650 kilometre road length to intermediate/ double lane in three tranches. Around 1,350 kilometre long roads will be maintained and improved under the project.

First Tranche will be completed by June, 2026. In first tranche, Barotiwala-Baddi-Sai-Ramshehar Road; Dadhol Ladraur Road; Raghunath Pura-Mandi-Har Pura-Bharari Road; and Mandi-Rewalsar-Kalkhar Road will be up-graded to intermediate / double lane roads.

Source / Reference Link: http://himachalpr.gov.in/PressReleaseSideMenu.aspx?Type=1&Data=28

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