Laying importance on construction of quality roads, Nitish Kumar, Bihar Chief Minister announced on Thursday that if voted back to power, he would provide people of the state with the inter village road connectivity.The roads between the villages would be further connected with both the state and national highways, said Kumar at a programme, that was held through video conference, in which he even inaugurated a number of developmental projects and laid foundation stone of some new ones. As Bihar’s assembly election is due in October-November this year. “We want to construct roads between villages and then link those roads with state and national highways in our next tenure if you (people) give me the opportunity to serve the state once again,” said Kumar.
He directed the officials to get the survey work completed for the same. Kumar also added that every farmland across the state would get the water for irrigation purpose in his next tenure. The ruling NDA party is likely to make use of road connectivity between villages and water for irrigation as major poll agenda.
The CM emphasized the concern over the need for construction of quality roads and their maintenance.
The state government has included the maintenance of roads under the territory of the Public Grievances Redressal Act so that people can lodge complaints with regard to poor maintenance of roads and action will be taken against the erring officers, he said. Nitesh Kumar emphasized the construction of quality roads and their maintenance by asserting that it is the duty of the department to maintain the roads.
Kumar also have asked the officials to plant saplings along the roadside as it would not only increase the states green cover area but would also ensure the better maintenance of roads. As roads give farmers access to markets where they can sell their produce at a much better rate, he stated. The CM inaugurated and laid foundation stones around14,405 schemes worth Rs 15,192.88 crore relating to the states rural works department.
Sushil Kumar Modi, Deputy CM and Shailesh Kumar, Rural Work Department Minister also addressed the function via video-conference.