Tuesday, February 13, 2007

The road ahead for UP roads

The road ahead for UP roads

Over Rs 1,000 crore is `spent' every year for construction of roads in Uttar Pradesh. "But how much is actually spent for the purpose is anybody's guess," frets `Uttar Pradesh Development Report' of the Planning Commission, published in two volumes by Academic Foundation (www.academicfoundation.com).

"It is no longer a secret that in the name of laying of new roads crores of rupees go into the pockets of politicians, officials and contractors — the unholy trinity that works in unison," reads a snatch in the report, citing a news story of 2001.

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