In a significant move towards accelerating infrastructure development in Uttar Pradesh, the Yogi Adityanath government has initiated a focused effort.
The Public Works Department has approved budget allocations and funding to accelerate ongoing state-wide projects in line with Chief Minister Yogi’s commitment to all-round development.
In this series, the PWD has released an amount of Rs 124.57 crore to speed up construction of three railway over bridges and seven long-distance bridges under the Railway of India Development Fund (RIDF) scheme, at three places in the state. In this sequence, Rs 98.15 crore and Rs 26.42 crore have been released so far in two phases.
At the same time, allocation of Rs 44.86 crore has been approved for the construction of two under-construction bypass-ring roads and flyover construction projects in the financial year 2023-24.
Furthermore, a substantial sum of Rs 7.36 crore will be allocated for the construction of 22 new roads to enhance rural connectivity across various districts within the state.
The construction works that will gain momentum after the approval include, construction of safety works related to Yamuna river bridge, an additional access road on Alhanpur to Sondhebans road in Saharanpur and a new bridge in place of the damaged bridge on the Upper Ganga Canal between village Katka and Mandaur in Muzaffarnagar.
In the region between Fatehpur and Rae Bareli, construction work is underway for bridges as well as bridge access roads on the river Ganga, additional access routes and safety measures.
In Prayagraj, a two-lane bridge and access routes are being constructed on the river Tons, along with additional access routes and safety measures.
In Mahoba, construction of a long bridge is taking place on the Rath-Panwari Road. Similarly, in Jalaun, a bridge is being constructed over the river Noon, and in Basti, funds have been allocated for bridge construction over the river Kuwano.
Funds have also been allocated for the construction of a long bridge on the route, a bridge on the Noon in Jalaun, and a bridge on Kuwano in Basti.
At the same time, funds will also be allocated for the construction of 4-lane rail over bridge on the Prayagraj-Varanasi railway route in Prayagraj, a two-lane over bridge in the Prayagraj-Mughalsarai railway section, and a two-lane rail over bridge in the Delhi-Shamli-Shahdara and Saharanpur sections in Baghpat.
A total amount of Rs 44.86 crore has been approved to complete the construction of 2.10 kilometre bypass in Mahmudabad town of Sitapur and a flyover at Khajanchi intersection located on the 4-lane Bargadwa-Kauwabad jail bypass road in Gorakhpur. The second installment of Rs 100 crore, out of the total allocated amount of Rs 148 crore for these projects, has been released.
Similarly, the process of allocating Rs 7.36 crore for the construction of 22 new rural link roads in Muzaffarnagar, Shravasti, Banda, Varanasi, Ayodhya, Bijnor, Auraiya, Pilibhit, Ghaziabad, Bulandshahr and Hapur has also started. All these fund allocation processes will be completed as per the rule book of the state government and the responsibility for the completion of the projects has been assigned to the chief engineer (development) and head of the PWD.