Kolkata: The Panchayats and Rural Development department has given special emphasis on the construction of rural roads in 2018-19.. A scheme has been undertaken for the construction of 35,000 km of rural roads.
An instruction given to all the district magistrates by the department clearly states that the thrust area will be boulder-made roads, concrete roads, or roads built with gravels and paver blocks etc.
In case of the rural roads that are situated in different localities, canals need to be dug up to carry water. This step has been taken as rain water often damages the roads. Also, to construct metalled roads, stress will be on those with bigger lengths.
Due to construction of rural roads, the economy of the villages has gone up. The road connectivity has improved and the villages have become well connected now.