Focus on upkeep of highways, says CM Chandrababu Naidu

Posted on:13 Apr 2017 18:14:55
Focus on upkeep of highways, says CM Chandrababu Naidu
13 April 2017 Current Affairs:

Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu has asked officials to consider every national and State highway as standalone projects for maintenance. A knowledge partner needs to be appointed in this regard.Andhra Pradesh has a network of 41,296 km of State roads and 6,000 km length of national highways.These roads have to be connected. He directed officials to chalk out plans in that direction, and utilise the services of DWCRA groups.Mr. Naidu held a review meeting on the Roads and Buildings (R&B) Department at the Secretariat near here Wednesday.He also reviewed the working of the computerised Road Management System for the State highways and major district roads.The officials informed him that the Central government has sanctioned 3,370.93 crore under the Central Road Fund (CFRF) to the State. The government has already launched 132 works.The Centre has released 1,690.60 crore.


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