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CM orders to monitor quality of roads constructed under BOT

Chief Minister Kamal Nath has directed to monitor the quality of construction and maintenance of roads constructed under BoT. He said that immediate action should be taken in the cases of irregularities... #qualityroadconstruction#

Samuel Mathai

Bhopal: Chief Minister Kamal Nath has directed to monitor the quality of construction and maintenance of roads constructed under BoT. He said that immediate action should be taken in the cases of irregularities. The Chief Minister gave these instructions at the 39th meeting of the Board of Directors of Madhya Pradesh Road Development Corporation at Mantralaya today. In the meeting, 12 proposed roads of 957.19 km length to be constructed at a cost of about Rs 3000 crore under BoT were approved. Public Works Minister Sajjan Singh Verma was also present.

The Chief Minister said that it is necessary to have better roads for the development of the state. While this will increase economic activities, the possibilities of tourism would also be developed. Protocols must e followed in the construction of roads and their maintenance, he added.

In the meeting, the Chief Minister directed to suspend the Mubarakpur to Misrod toll naka on Bhopal Bypass Road, as it is not maintained properly. This toll naka will now be operated by Madhya Pradesh Road Development Corporation.

A decision was also taken to open libraries at a cost of Rs 1.69 crore in Bhopal, Dewas, Chhindwara and Orcha under CSR and Bhopal-Dewas road route was selected as a pilot project to implement fast track system at state toll plazas.

Approval has been given to construct the Harda-Khandwa, Dewas-Ujjain-Badnagar-Badnawar, Rewa-Behari, Behari to Shahdol, Raisen-Gairatganj, Rahatgarh, Ratlam-Jhabua, Gosla-Mahidpur-Gogapur, Chandla-Sarwai, Gaurihar, Matond, Malehra-Londi-Chandla-Ajaygarh, Hoshangabad-Pipariya, Hoshangabad-Timarni and Seoni-Balaghat routes.

Chief Secretary S.R. Mohanty, Additional Chief Secretary Finance Anurag Jain, Principal Secretary Public Works Malay Srivastava, Principal Secretary Urban Development Sanjay Dubey and Managing Director of Madhya Pradesh Road Development Corporation Sudam Khade were also present in the meeting.

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