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Completion of Road/Bridge Work under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana

Ministry of Rural Development Completion of Road/Bridge Work under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana Posted On: 14 DEC 2021 6:24PM by PIB Delhi

Ministry of Rural Development

Completion of Road/Bridge Work under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana

Posted On: 14 DEC 2021 6:24PM by PIB Delhi

As per the programme guidelines of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY), the timeline for completion of road work is 12 working months from the date of issue of the work order. However, where a package comprises more than one road work, the total time given for completion of the package is 18 calendar months. Similarly, a time period of 21-24 months has been allowed for completion of bridge works exceeding 25-meter in length, depending on site conditions.

The implementation of all sanctioned works under PMGSY is being monitored through online Monitoring Information System named Online Management, Monitoring and Accounting System (OMMAS) on real time basis. In addition, the progress is regularly reviewed by the Ministry by way of Regional Review Meetings (RRMs), Performance Review Committee (PRC) Meetings, Pre-Empowered/ Empowered Committee Meetings with the States. At District level, the District Development Coordination and Monitoring Committee (DISHA) headed by Hon’ble Member of Parliament (LS) monitors the implementation of various schemes of Government of India including PMGSY. Besides above, special review meetings/monthly review meetings are also held by Secretary/ Additional Secretary/Joint Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development with Chief Secretaries/Principal Secretaries of the States to take stock of the progress of the scheme and remove the bottlenecks, if any.

No revision of project costs are allowed for the works sanctioned under PMGSY. This acts as a disincentive for the states who delay the completion of projects. Further, action for closure of the projects is also taken from time to time wherever undue delays are seen. The issues of forest clearance and other bottlenecks such as availability of construction materials, law & order issues are also taken up with the concerned stakeholders.

All the projects sanctioned under PMGSY-I & II are targeted for completion by September, 2022. The projects under Road Connectivity Project for Left Wing Extremism Affected Areas (RCPLWEA) are targeted for completion by March, 2023. The implementation period of PMGSY-III is upto March, 2025.

A total of 1,29,549 km road length has been constructed during the last three years and the current year under various interventions/verticals of PMGSY as per the details given below:-

Year

Road length constructed (in km)

2018-19

48,093

2019-20

27,305

2020-21

36,674

2021-22 (as on 10.12.2021)

17,477

The Government has received proposals from State Governments and public representatives to relax the norms under new connectivity component of PMGSY to include habitations as per Census, 2011, instead of 2001, as many habitations which had population of less than 500 and 250 in plain and North-East & Hill States respectively in 2001 have crossed the threshold population benchmark in 2011. Some proposals have also been received to further lower the population criteria below 250 also.

There is no proposal as of now to relax the norms for eligibility of habitations for providing connectivity under PMGSY.

The proposals for construction of bridges received and sanctioned under PMGSY during the last three years and current year, state-wise are given at Annexure.

Proposals for construction of bridges received and sanctioned

S. No.

Name of the State

No. of bridge proposals received & sanctioned

1

Andhra Pradesh

47

2

Arunachal Pradesh

96

3

Assam

376

4

Bihar

609

5

Chhattisgarh

109

6

Gujarat

44

7

Himachal Pradesh

22

8

Jammu And Kashmir

80

9

Jharkhand

139

10

Karnataka

101

11

Kerala

3

12

Madhya Pradesh

580

13

Maharashtra

75

14

Manipur

96

15

Meghalaya

71

16

Nagaland

53

17

Odisha

156

18

Punjab

16

19

Rajasthan

6

20

Sikkim

32

21

Tamilnadu

36

22

Tripura

2

23

Uttar Pradesh

16

24

Uttarakhand

271

25

West Bengal

60

26

Telangana

115

27

Ladakh

1

Total

3,212

This information was given by Union Minister of State for Rural Development Ms Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti in a written reply in Lok Sabha Today.

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