Prime Minister Narendra Modi has underlined the need for a consolidated approach and adherence to strict timelines with regard to completion of infrastructure projects as he reviewed progress of sectors like roads, railways, airports and digital.
At the meeting, a presentation was made by NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant in which it was stated that a “remarkable progress” has been made in several areas and infrastructure sectors.
The meeting was told that the highest ever average daily construction rate of 130 kms has been achieved for rural roads under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana.
This has led to an addition of 47,400 kms of PMGSY roads in 2016-17 and 11,641 additional habitations have been connected with roads in the same period, according to the presentation at the marathon meeting which lasted for four- and-a-half hours last night.
Over 4000 km of rural roads have been constructed using green technology in FY17, said a PMO statement issued today on the meeting. The use of non-conventional materials such as waste plastic, cold mix, geo-textiles, fly ash, iron and copper slag is being pushed aggressively. The Prime Minister directed efficient and stringent monitoring of rural roads construction and their quality. For this, he emphasised on use of space technology in addition to the technologies already being used, such as the “Meri Sadak” (my road) App.
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