Nod for extending PMGSY beyond 12th five year plan

The government on Thursday approved the continuation of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) beyond the 12th five year plan period.

The decision taken by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs would help in connecting 38,412 habitations at an estimated cost of Rs 84, 934 crore, according to an official statement.

The target of connecting 1,78,184 eligibile habitations under PMGSY was expected to be completed by March 2019. Almost 95% of these habitations had been sanctioned road connectivity and 91% habitations had been connected, the statement added.

It also said that under PMGSY II, out of the target of 50,000 km for upgrading roads, works on nearly 12,000 km road length had been completed.

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