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NABARD AND RURAL ROADS

This wing is headed by a Chief Engineer with four Superintending Engineers at Circle level and fourteen Divisional Engineers at District level. Construction of Bridges with loan assistance from National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), Upgradation of Panchayat Union Roads / Panchayat Roads, construction of Road over Bridges, Road under Bridges and land acquisition for By-passes are being carried out by this wing.

The major activities of this wing and schemes being implemented by this wing are detailed below:

Functions :
  • Execution of Bridges with loan assistance from NABARD.
  • Construction of Road Over Bridges / Road under Bridges under Railway Works Programme.
  • Besides that, land acquisitions for forming of Bypasses are being taken up.
  • As a special scheme, the Panchayat Union Roads / Panchayat roads which were under the control of Rural Development & Panchayat Raj Department, have been upgraded to ODR standards from last year onwards i.e.2017-18 under State Fund.

Schemes being implemented :

NABARD loan Assistance Schemes :
Construction of River Bridges in Government and Panchayat Union Roads :
  • Under this scheme spillover of 66 bridges at a cost of Rs 170.19 Crore and newly sanctioned 126 bridges with a cost of Rs 317.90 crore, totally 192 Bridges with a total cost of Rs. 488.09 crore have been taken up for execution during 2018-19. Of these bridge works, 30 works are completed, 109 works were in progress and the remaining 53 works are in pre-construction stage.
  • In 2018-2019, a total of 30 bridges have been completed incurring an expenditure of Rs 23.39 Crore upto August 2018.
  • For the year 2018-2019, an allotment of Rs.250.00 Crore has been made
Improvements to Other District Roads and Major District Roads :
  • Under this scheme in 2018-19, spillover of 2 Roads to a length of 15.86 km at a cost of Rs. 1.89 crore have been taken up for execution and all the 2 Roads are completed with an expenditure of Rs 0.20 Crore has been incurred upto August 2018.
  • For this year 2018-2019, an allotment of Rs.1.98 Crore has been made
Construction of River Bridges on Government roads :
  • Under this scheme, spill over work of 1 bridge at a cost of Rs.0.93 Crore was taken up for execution during 2018-19 and the same has been completed.
Improvements to Rural Roads :
  • Under this scheme, spill over work of 1 bridge at a cost of Rs.1.17 Crore in Panchayat Union Road has been taken up for execution. Work held up due to want of land from Indian Air Force (IAF). After completion of land transfer, work will be taken up for execution.
Construction of Railway Over Bridges/ Railway Under Bridges :
  • 21 Railway Over Bridges / Railway Under Bridges at a cost of Rs.261.64 Crore in lieu of the existing level crossings have been taken up for execution under the Railway Works Programme. Of these, one work at Thanjavur – LC 304 is completed, 14 works are in progress and the balance 6 works are in pre-construction stage.
Formation of bypasses :
  • Land acquisition for the formation of 11 bypasses with a spill over value of Rs.63.33 Crore in major towns are in progress.
  • For the year 2018-2019, an allotment of Rs. 30.52 Crore has been made.
UPGRADATION OF PANCHAYAT UNION ROADS / PANCHAYAT ROADS
  • Due to heavy vehicular traffic, rapid development of interior parts of villages and more deteriorated condition of the existing Panchayat Union Roads / Panchayat roads, the State Planning Commission recommended that the important Bus plying local body roads to be upgraded and reclassified as Other District Roads (ODR).
  • Considering the recommendation of State Planning Commission, the Hon’ble Minister for Finance and Public Works Department announced that “Important bus plying local body roads will be upgraded and reclassified as Other District Roads (ODR) and handed over to the Highways Department for maintenance” during the Budget speech 2014-15.
  • Based on the above parameter, the Principal Secretary / Commissioner of Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Department has identified 2596 of Panchayat Union roads / Panchayat roads for a length of 7964 km and handed over in phased manner to Highways Department for upgradation. The Government have sanctioned for upgradation of 460 nos. of important Panchayat Union roads / Panchayat Roads at a cost of Rs 608 Crores to a total length of 1435.96 km for the year 2017-18 and 160 Roads to a length of 476 km has been completed with an expenditure of Rs 155.81 Crore upto August 2018. Balance works are in progress.
  • For the year 2018-19, Rs.675 Crore has been allotted as Budget Estimate.

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Last Updated: 24-05-2019
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