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Construction of 217 bridges in rural areas completed

Bhopal. In order to provide comfortable and smooth transportation in rural areas of the state, 780 bridges costing Rs. 1718 crore are being constructed. Out of these bridges, construction of 217 bridges costing Rs. 806 crore has been completed. Seventy five thousand k.m. long roads have already been constructed under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana till now.

Chief Executive Officer of M.P. Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak, Nitesh Vyas has informed that bridges are being constructed on roads come under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana with the cooperation of Union Government to facilitate smooth transportation in all seasons in rural areas. He further added that out of the total construction cost of bridges i.e. Rs. 1718.20 crore, amount of Rs. 679.68 crore and Rs.1038.54 crore have been approved by the Union and State government respectively. Vyas mentioned that a proposal has been sent to the Union Government to approve construction of other 264 bridges.