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Rural road construction far behind target in April-Sept: NSO data

Data shows that only 41% could be completed during the stipulated period

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Only 45,945 km of the targeted 125,000 km has been constructed in the third phase

Shiva Rajora New Delhi
At a time when the government is pushing for higher capex, the length of rural roads constructed under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) has again fallen short of its target.

For instance, only 41 per cent of the target for April-September of FY23 could be completed during the stipulated period. 

According to data released by the National Statistical Office (NSO) of its latest Twenty Point Programme (TPP) progress report, only 9,753 km of roads could be constructed in the first six months of FY23.

The TPP report monitors over 50 different schemes and plans on a quarterly basis.

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First Published: Jan 29 2023 | 8:24 PM IST

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