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Eco survey 2018: Building district roads for better access need of the hour

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Megha Manchanda
The Economic Survey tabled in Parliament today pointed out the need for last-mile connectivity by building district roads is the need of the hour as it would not just provide better access to the hinterland but also enhance economic activities.

“In states like Bihar, Odisha, Chhatisgarh, Jharkhand and Jammu & Kashmir, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, the density of Other Public Work Department (OPWD) road or district road is very low. There is a need for developing OPWD roads including District Roads, so as to provide better access,

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First Published: Jan 29 2018 | 1:28 PM IST

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