Uttarakhand has been ranked the best among states in India for the construction of the maximum number of roads under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) during 2017-2018.
The state constructed a maximum of 1,839km roads under PMGSY against a target of 1,500km set for FY 2017-18, an official release quoting CEO of Uttarakhand Rural Road Development Agency (URRDA) Raghav Langer said.
Uttarakhand ranked second for connecting 207 habitations with roads
Uttarakhand has also been ranked second for connecting 207 habitations with roads against a target of 172 under the scheme, the release said.
Union Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar handed citations and awards to the Chief Engineer of the URRDA in recognition of the state's achievement at a function in New Delhi on September 11, the release added.
Uttarakhand CM congratulated concerned departments' employees for the achievement
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has congratulated the officers and employees of the departments concerned for the achievement, saying working with a team spirit like this will take the state to new heights of development.