Karnataka seeks Rs.1,400 crores for Roads

8:51 PM, Tuesday, March 29th, 2011
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Jagadish ShettarBangalore: State rural development minister Jagadish Shettar informed people today that Karnataka had asked for Rs.1,400 crore from the Union Govt, to improve rural roads connectivity in the state. Shettar told reporters today that he had met Vilasrao Deshmukh, Union Rural Development minister recently, and submitted 2 proposals on improving the rural road connectivity.
A sum of Rs.800 crores would be used for up gradation of over 4,000 km. of roads constructed under PM’s Rural Roads Scheme and the other one for Rs600 crores, to be used to re-build main District roads, he added.
The Union Minister was inclined to agree to these two state proposals, Shettar indicated to Press persons. Andhra, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu also had come up with similar proposals, Shettar added.

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