Roads are gateway of development of state: CM

Plan road construction by identifying areas with potential for future development: Dr Yadav

Bhopal: Roads are the gateway to the development of the state. Road construction in areas leads to residential and industrial development. Select cities considering the pace of development in the next 10 years and plan road construction by identifying areas with potential for future development. Chief Minister Dr. Mohan Yadav was reviewing the Public Works Department in Mantralaya. Chief Minister Dr. Yadav directed that the construction of road work should be of the highest quality. Ensure that the work is completed on time. Maintenance of roads and buildings are also essential for construction work.

Dr. Yadav directed to hire good agencies known for quality work. He told to create a stat- level online quality status dashboard for quality control and monitoring. Along with developing a quality lab, get third party quality audit done. A monitoring cell should be formed to monitor construction works costing more than Rs 50 lakh.

Take inspiration from best practices of road construction

He also told to study and take inspiration from the best practices of road construction of other countries and states. He told to discuss with huge organisations working in the field of infrastructure to aid good quality construction work.

Dr. Yadav told to follow revenue generation model while taking inspiration from construction organisations like NHI, which will help in defraying the cost of construction work and also generate additional revenue for the government. Similarly, include authority, urban bodies, tourism department, culture department etc. in activities like road construction, building construction and bridge construction etc. in the plan, while working on the concept of overall development. Take necessary suggestions from them and make a plan.

Dr. Yadav inaugurated the booklet Quality Control Manual for Roads and Bridges of the Public Works Department. This manual has been prepared in collaboration with Central Road Research Institute, New Delhi for quality construction of roads suitable to the geographical condition and climate of the state.


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