Haryana Government to widen 1,250 kms of roads passing through villages.

Chandigarh, April 15- Haryana Government has a plan to widen 1,250 kms of roads passing through villages and lay maintenance-free concrete roads in place of roads of bituminous roads.
While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that to promote green technology, the state government is working on possibilities to introduce usage of alternative new materials and technologies which would not only save natural resources, but also reduce carbon footprint. To further improve and ensure quality, the Government has decided to introduce an additional tier by appointing State Quality Control Monitors, he added.
He said that there are 759 manned and unmanned Railway Level Crossings in the state, of which 592 are manned. In collaboration with Indian Railways, a proposal was chalked out to eliminate all unmanned level crossings by the year 2020. This would reduce the rate of accidents and save precious lives, he added.
The spokesman said that under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY), Haryana has successfully upgraded and strengthened 4,558 km of roads. The state has qualified for participation in PMGSY-II and is now looking forward to allotment of funds under Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojna. Twenty-eight roads having length of 187 kms has recently been approved by State Level Standing Committee and awaiting sanction of the Central Government, he added.
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