CM Yogi Adityanath sets deadline to make U.P. pothole free by November 15
Lucknow: In U.P., more than one lakh km long, that is, about one-third of the total roads are such that they have to be made pothole free. Yogi Adityanath government will spend Rs 4500 crore on leveling the roads of UP which are full of potholes due to rain and other reasons. With this money, work will be done to install paved patches in lightly potholed roads as well as to lay new layers on more damaged roads. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has ordered to make the roads pothole-free by November 15.
24325 kms Roads were made pothole-free. On the basis of road directory, the Public Works Department has covered 3 lakh 86 thousand 859 km. After the survey of the total roads, the work has been started by identifying the roads to be included in the pothole campaign. 24325 km of roads have been repaired. According to the report till now, 18782 km long roads have been leveled by patching potholes while 5542 km road has been leveled by laying a new layer.
After Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath instructed to make the roads pothole free by November 15, Principal Secretary of Public Works Department Narendra Bhushan and Head of Department Sandeep Kumar are continuously reviewing the pothole-free campaign. According to the principal secretary, about Rs 4500 crore will be spent by the department for the repair of roads.
There will be patch work, periodic renewal of roads and special renewal work. Instructions have been given to the departmental officers to make the roads pothole-free within the stipulated time frame, according to which the work has been expedited. According to Sandeep Kumar, Head of the Departmentwith the rain stopping, the work of making the roads pothole-free has been intensified. 18782.88 kms. The potholes of the roads have been filled. 5542.732 Km. Roads have also been renovated in the meantime.