• Haryana govt forms action plan to strengthen roads

    Haryana government today said that an action plan of Rs 1,818 crore has been formulated to strengthen 5,605 km long roads in the state during the current financial year.

    During the 2016-17 financial year, special attention would be paid on fixing cat eyes and reflectors at dangerous curves of roads so as to prevent road accidents, Haryana Public Works (Building and Roads) Minister Rao Narbir Singh said.

    He said the department has prepared an advance action plan for works to be conducted throughout the year.

    In 2015-16, a action plan for 4,709 km long roads was prepared, Singh said.

    He further claimed that a WhatsApp number will also be launched in the next six months. Anyone can send a photograph of a damaged road and it will be repaired by the department within 72 hours.

    Singh said in the 21-months regime of the present government, work of strengthening of roads has taken place in the state.

    Haryana is celebrating its golden jubilee this year and my effort is to provide people with better road network, the minister said.

    Under the present BJP government, 12 highways have been declared as national highways, whereas in the ten-year regime of the previous government the state got only one national highway, singh said. Dennis Cholowski Jersey

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