Complete 30,000 km roads under CM Rural Roads Scheme by Dec 2019: CM

Mumbai: The target of constructing network of 30,000 km roads under Chief Minister’s Rural Road Scheme has been fixed in the state and this should be completed by December 2019, directed Chief Minister Devendra Fadanvis. The Chief Minister also directed the officials to issue work orders for hybrid annuity roads and start the work before the rainy season.

Chief Minister Fadanvis on Monday reviewed the progress of hybrid annuity roads and Chief Minister’s Rural Road Scheme at a meeting held in Mantralaya. PWD Minister Chandrakant Patil, and Rural Development Minister Pankaja Munde were present on the occasion.

4452 km roads completed under CM’s Rural Road Scheme

After reviewing the Chief Minister’s Rural Road Scheme, Fadanvis said that a target of 30,000 km roads is fixed in this scheme and sanction has been accorded to 14844 km road works. Before that work on 4452 km roads has been completed. The work for 6756 km roads will be started next month and remaining work orders should be issued by September and actual works should be started by October. These roads will play an important role in accelerating the development process in rural Maharashtra he said instructing the officials to complete these works by December 2019.

9238 km roads under hybrid annuity scheme

Construction of 195 roads will be started under the hybrid annuity scheme. In the Nagpur division 1358 km roads will be constructed through 33 works; in Amravati division 1527 km roads will be built through 32 works; in Aurangabad division 1920 km roads will be constructed through 32 works; and in Nasik division 1257 km roads will be built through 31 works.

Similarly, in Pune division 1775 km roads will be constructed through 25 works; Mumbai division will have 1402 km roads through 42 works taking the total to 9238 km roads through 195 works. New 21 projects have been sanctioned in 2018 through which 1001 km roads will be constructed. 44 tenders have been sanctioned for these works and their work orders should be issued immediately so that actual work can be started before the rainy season, the Chief Minister said.

8.55 lakh unit electricity saved through government building Energy efficiency project

The government is implementing Government Buildings Energy Efficiency project and Vidhan Bhavan, Rajbhavan, MLA Hostel, Ravi Bhavanm Hyderabad House in Nagpur, Rajbhavanm Central Building in Pune, District Hospital in Aundh, District Hospital at Solapur, State ESI Hospital at Mulund, Mumbai, Bandhkam Bhavan, G T Hospital, Thane District Collector’s office, CPR Hospital at Kolhapur, Central Administrative Building, and Aurangabad High Court building have been brought under this scheme. This project resulted in saving of 8.55 lakh units of electricity worth Rs 98 lakh. Under this project 2,11,615 tube lights, 71,327 fans and 1670 air conditioners were changed. It was informed during the presentation that this has saved Rs 5.65 lakh per day. Presentation was made for redevelopment of government colony at Bandra.

The meeting was attended by CM’s additional Chief Secretary Pravin Pardeshi, Additional Principal Secretary of Finance Department D K Jain, Principal Secretary PWD Aashish Kukar Singh, Secretary C P Joshi and others.