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CM holds review meeting to boost development in U'khand

Press Trust of India  |  Dehra Dun 

In the first such high-level meeting, Bahuguna asked the officers of the public works department to increase the divisions in Pradhan Mantri Gramin Sadak Yojna (PMGSY) to 30 from existing 17.

He directed that a Tehri Development Authority be constituted and international standard tourism facilities be provided, an official statement said.

Expressing dissatisfaction over progress of work under PMGSY, Bahuguna directed them to form a state and district level master plan and core network for


Stating over 4,000 villages were yet to be connected by roads, he said, Rs 2,760 crore would be spent for roads in the coming three years.

Stating the Tehri reservoir was important for promoting tourism, he directed the officers to prepare a proposal to develop air connectivity at Chinyalisaur area and look for possibility of a ring road there.

Emphasising on road connectivity between the east-west region of the state, Bahuguna instructed the officers to maintain "regional balance" and begin repair work of roads as soon as the monsoon period ended.

Reviewing forest clearance for construction of roads, he said, he asked the district magistrates to hold monthly review meetings with forest officers to resolve the pending case issue, submit report to the government for evaluation by the Chief Secretary.

The meeting was attended by chief secretary Alok Kumar Jain and other top officers.

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First Published: Thu, July 26 2012. 20:35 IST