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PWD to provide employment to almost 1200 workers

Jaipur: PWD has decided to turn the modified lockdown into an opportunity to rejuvenate the life of workers dependent on the department. It has started work on 33 road projects in 10 districts providing work to almost 1200 workers.

State govt has permitted many industrial units to start production during the modified guidelines. Deputy CM Sachin Pilot, who also holds the PWD portfolio, instructed ACS Veenu Gupta and other senior officers to take up 2678 projects in a planned manner providing maximum employment to the workers.

Veenu Gupta along with Chief Engineer Sunil Gupta have planned construction of 8590 Kms of road projects worth Rs 3700 crore. This includes 13 projects of 212 Kms of national highway roads worth Rs 1056 crore and 9 projects of Central road fund worth 423 crore.

NABARD has already sanctioned Rs 383 crore under Rural Infrastructure Development Fund Scheme to take up 2252 Kms of road construction. This will have roads connecting villages to the highways and improving the village network itself.

Apart from this the PM rural road connect scheme too has 243 works worth Rs 1143 crore already sanctioned. Pilot emphasized on all precautionary measures like washing hands repeatedly and wearing masks while working.

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