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PMGSY roadmap for Nagaland
Ashikho Pfuzhe SHILLONG, DEC 5 (NPN):
Published on 6 Dec. 2008 1:39 AM IST
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Nagaland has not fared badly in terms of providing connectivity to uncovered habitations under the flagship programme Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY), as compared to other Northeastern states. This was revealed in the Action Plan Reports of the conference of thematic groups (North East Region Vision 2020), held from December 3 and 4 at North Eastern Council (NEC) auditorium, Shillong. Since introduction of PMGSY in December 2000, Nagaland had a total 116 eligible unconnected habitations, including 24 with 1000 plus population, 44 with 500-999 population and 44 habitations with 250-499 population. The State has still 25 habitations (three habitations of 500-999 population and 22 habitations of 250-499 population) to be connected by roads. To connect the 25 habitations, a total of 289 kms road works would be required. Average cost of construction of road per km is about Rs. 26 lakh for Stage 1 and the total requirement of fund would be Rs. 75.14 crores. Of the total 248 road works in the State spanning 2668.87 kms, 108 (2036.79 kms) have been completed at an expenditure of Rs.212.71 crores. The remaining 632.08 kms with estimated cost of Rs. 162.02 crores, is likely to be completed by 2009-10. A present, work on 632 kms road length is ongoing and other 289 kms roads are planned for completion. A total of 912 kms road length would be completed. The average cost of Stage 11 work is estimated to be Rs. 30 lakh and total requirement of funds for this is likely to be Rs. 129 crore. It may be mentioned that the State has already 805 km long Through Routes and 6003 Link Routes and proposal is on to upgrade 25% of Through Routes and 5% of Link Routes.

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