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Nitish lays stones for Rs 5,254 cr-rural roads

PATNA: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar on Saturday inaugurated and laid basis stones for rural roads and bridges worth Rs 5,254.08 crore at a serve as organised via the rural works division (RWD) at ‘Samvad’ auditorium right here. The inauguration and laying of basis stones had been accomplished through remote regulate.

Of the entire, 1229 roads and 25 bridges worth Rs 1,193 crore had been inaugurated, while building paintings was once introduced on 1052 roads and 15 bridges worth Rs 1037 crore. Similarly, the CM laid basis stones for 2,588 roads and 58 bridges worth Rs 3,024 crore on the occasion.

Nitish also introduced a scheme of continuous renewal and maintenance of rural roads below the Bihar Rural Road Maintenance Policy-2018, on the match.

The CM also allotted appointment letters to 10, out of overall 166 junior engineers recruited in the RWD in the course of the state personnel variety fee.

Addressing the serve as, the CM wired the desire of ensuring perfect quality in the building of rural roads and asked the RWD secretary Vinay Kumar to expand a robust system on the state headquarters to observe the standard of highway building and their maintenance at other degree.

He also asked the RWD engineers to paintings with dedication and now not compromise with quality of roads in rural spaces. “I too am an engineer. Those who studied with me on the erstwhile Bihar Engineering College retired from their jobs years in the past. Hence, I know all inside matters of engineers and engineering departments,” Nitish, also a professional engineer, informed the engineers attending the serve as.

“If you're employed with honesty and whole dedication, other people from other states will come to Bihar to see the standard of its rural roads,” CM informed the RWD engineers.

He also asked the dep.’s engineer-in-chief and leader engineers to periodically visit rural spaces and personally inspect the standard of building works. “You assume you might be very senior, so that you must now not visit villages. Are you other people older than me? I do so much arduous works and likewise visit to villages even at this age (of 67 years), then why cannot you other people visit villages? Am I junior to you?” Nitish asked from the senior engineers attending the serve as.

RWD minister Shailesh Kumar and division’s secretary Vinay Kumar also addressed the serve as.

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