Taking cognizance of the bad condition of the roads and increased accidents in the state, the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday directed officials to run a massive campaign to make roads in the state pothole-free by November 15.
Chairing the high level meeting with the officials, CM reviewed the preparations for the 81st session of the Indian Road Congress (IRC), which will be held in Lucknow from 8 to 11 October. In the Meeting Cm Yogi asked all the departments related to the road construction, including Public work department, Urban department, Housing and urban planning, irrigation, sugarcane department, industrial department , Rural development and rural engineering to prepare a action plan for the road repair campaign and sets 15 Nov as the deadline to make the Uttarpradesh potholes free.
“Better connectivity is the way to progress. Along with the construction of the road, its maintenance should also be taken care of, It’s necessary to repair the roads from time to time. As the monsoon season is in its final stages over the state, road repair works and pothole-clearing can be start immediately”, CM said.
Special attention should be given to Industrial and Agricultural market areas. CM added Everyone has the right to have good road connectivity regardless of whether they live in a village or in the Metro city.
The roads should be in good condition, Make sure the road construction projects should be completed on time. In case of negligence or substandard road the accountability should be fixed with zero tolerance policy.
Private investors should be involved in road construction.Cm Yogi Adityanath asked the Uttar Pradesh State Highway Authority to prepare an action plan to work on a public-private partnership (PPP)model.
Uttar Pradesh Deputy CM and Health minister Brajesh pathak while talking to the media has given assurity and said “that the directions has been issued to all the District magistrate of the state to prepare the list of the roads with potholes”. “The government will allot the money for the construction of these roads, Uttar pradesh will be made potholes free in any situation” he added.
Indian Road Congress (IRC) to be held from October 8, to be attended by Union ministers and around 1,500 representatives from national and international organisations involved in construction of roads. Cm Yogi Adityanath also urged the engineering students to take part in 81st session of the Indian Road Congress.