Meghalaya: Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s been hard for every administration across the world to execute its tasks effectively. Despite the crisis Meghalaya government has completed over 1,300 km of rural roads under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY).
Meanwhile, 528 road projects under the programme are in progress. Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Wednesday reviewed the implementation of the scheme in the state.
The statement issued by the CMO said, “Out of 971 sanctioned schemes covering a total length of 4,303.70 km, 414 projects with a total length of 1,353.12 km have been completed, while 528 schemes covering 2,849.98 km of roads are in progress.”
Meanwhile, in a meeting the Public Works Department officials said the road construction work has been delayed in April and May due to the lockdown.
However, the PMGSY was launched by the Centre to provide connectivity in rural areas as part of a poverty alleviation strategy.
The chief minister has instructed the department to complete the projects in the stipulated time frame and asked the deputy commissioners of districts to monitor the implementation of the schemes.
Also, they were asked to submit the progress report to the government every week, it added.