Over 77,000 roads made pothole-free in UP this year

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Over 77,000 roads made pothole-free in UP this year

Wednesday, 29 November 2023 | PNS | Lucknow

As part of its pothole-free campaign, the Uttar Pradesh government has rid over 77,000 roads of the state of potholes in 2023-2024. Along with fixing potholes, the campaign also involves renovating and restoring the roads.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had earlier directed officials of ten departments to coordinate in order to run a special campaign to fix roads damaged by rain and because of other reasons, fix potholes and ensure repair wherever required.

The state government has set a target of making more than 83,000 roads pothole-free in the year 2023-24. This includes making 49,557 roads pothole-free and renovating or restoring 33,727 roads.

As per records, by November 17, the government had successfully repaired a total of 77,489 roads. As many as 48,979 roads were made pothole-free and 28,510 roads renovated/restored.

The progress in pothole repair has been 98.8 per cent, while that in renovation/restoration work has been 84.5 per cent of the target.

The Public Works Department has repaired the highest number of roads, totaling around 69,983. Among them, approximately 44,045 roads (99.2 per cent of the target) were repaired and made pothole-free while about 25,983 roads (90.9 per cent of the target) underwent renovation/restoration.

Similarly, a total of 1,001 national highways were repaired. As many as 827 roads (92.4 percent of the target) were made pothole-free and 185 roads (97.4 percent of the target) renovated/restored.

Mandi Parishad has repaired a total of 719 roads, including 630 having been made pothole-free and 89 renovated/restored. Similarly, the Panchayati Raj department has worked on 774 roads, ridding 388 of potholes and renovating/restoring 386.

The Irrigation department has worked on 448 roads, making 288 roads pothole-free and renovating/restoring 160, whereas the Rural Development department has made all 336 roads pothole-free.

The Urban Development department has worked on 3,729 roads, making 2,322 pothole-free and renovating/restoring 1,407, while the Housing and Urban Planning department has repaired 43 roads, ridding 15 of potholes and renovating/restoring 28. The Infrastructure and Industrial Development department has worked on a total of 455 roads, making 137 pothole-free and renovating/restoring 318.

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