The state constructed a maximum of 1,839 kilometre 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 RuralRoad Development Agency (URRDA) Raghav Langer said.
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, the release said.
Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has congratulated the officers and employees of the departments concerned for the achievement, saying working with a team spirit like this will take the state to new heights of development.
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