The Rural Road Division (RRD) of PWD in Goalpara district of Lower Assam has begun the first ever satellite survey of roads in the Northeastern region to construct rural roads under the Prime Minister’s Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) Phase 2.
The PMGSY was propelled in India to provide connectivity to unconnected habitations as part of poverty reduction strategy. Goalpara district was in the third spot in Assam for a successful completion of rural roads under the PMGSY scheme 2018-19. The district has been accorded priority in undertaking the survey because of this achievement.
As per the information provided by Banajit Adhikari, Nodal Officer, PMGSY, in Goalpara district, a total of 99 roads will be taken up under second phase of PMGSY. A total of 99 roads will be taken up under second phase of PMGSY wherein 539.05 length of roads will be constructed under the eight development blocks of Goalpara district.
Out of the 539.05 km under Balijana development block, 21 roads will be constructed measuring 109.539 kms. In the rest of the development blocks like Jaleswar, 54.95 km of roads will be constructed under the 10 Road Projects. The PMGSY was launched in India to provide connectivity to unconnected habitations as part of poverty reduction strategy