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UP restarts road, bridge projects totalling Rs 31,000 cr as lockdown eases

The state has expedited infra projects to boost economy, create jobs in hinterland

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These infra projects had been stopped after lockdown was announced in March 2020

Virendra Singh Rawat Lucknow
Keeping pace with the gradual easing of the covid-19 lockdown in non-hotspot zones, the Uttar Pradesh government has restarted road and bridge projects totalling more than Rs 31,400 crore so far.

While the revival of these infrastructure projects will foster their timely completion, it will also boost the local economy, especially in the backdrop of the heavy influx of returning migrant workers.

These projects, totalling 1,900, fall under the ambit of the UP public works department (PWD), UP Bridge Corporation and Rajkiya Nirman Nigam (RNN), with total manpower deployment of around 28,000.

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First Published: May 27 2020 | 2:58 PM IST

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