Bihar: Sushil Modi spent Rs 1.19 Lakh Cr

Bihar: Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi yesterday said Rs 1.19 lakh crore was spent on building and maintenance of roads in the state since 2006.In the last 12 years Rs. 1.19 lakh crore was spent against Rs. 6071 crore which was spent during 15-years rule of RJD-Congress regime, he said.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar-led NDA government took reins of the state for the first in November 2006. Barring the period between November 2015 and July 2017 when Nitish Kumar shared power with Lalu Prasad’s RJD in the state, it was largely an NDA government which ruled the state since November 2006.

In current financial year of 2018-19, both rural works and road construction departments would be spending Rs. 17,000 crore on constructing new roads, he said adding that only 15 per cent of the said amount will be spent on maintenance.The deputy chief minister said this while addressing a ‘orientation-cum-workshop programme’ of newly appointed assistant engineers

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