Patna: After ‘achieving’ the target of cutting down travel time from district headquarters to Patna within six hours, Bihar is now planning to bring connectivity of villages with the state capital to the same level, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said on Tuesday.
He said that on the Centre’s request the state government had constructed national highways worth Rs 1,000 crore from its own limited cash resource and was waiting for reimbursement of payment for the past seven years. “We’ll not forgo our money.”
“Our next target will be to make travel time from any village in the state to the capital Patna by roads within 6 hours,” Nitish said after inaugurating works on different state highways and bridges worth Rs 2,277 crore in Patna.
The chief minister said that after assuming power in 2005, he had set a target to improve quality of roads in Bihar which was in shambles.
“People entering Bihar from neighbouring Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand used to wake up at once due to the jerks the moment their vehicle entered Bihar,” he said describing the condition of the roads.
Nitish said that though reducing travel time from even far flung district headquarters to Patna within six hours is no mean achievement, still he is not satisfied.
“We shall now work to further reducing this time,” he said.
Courtesy: Post Jagran