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Uttarakhand ranked best for constructing maximum roads

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Uttarakhand has been ranked the best among states in the country for the construction of maximum number of roads under the PMGSY during 2017-18, an official said on Friday.

The state constructed a maximum of 1,839-km roads under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana against a target of 1,500 km set for the year 2017-18, an official release quoting CEO of Uttarakhand Rural Road Development Agency (URRDA) Raghav Langer stated.

Uttarakhand has also been ranked second for connecting 207 habitations with roads against a target of 172 under the scheme, it said.

Union Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar handed citations and awards to the chief engineer of the URRDA in recognition of the state’s achievement at a function in New Delhi on September 11.

Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has congratulated the officers and employees of the departments concerned, saying working with a team spirit like this would take the state to new heights of development. — PTI

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