The lack of infrastructure development is one of the biggest hurdles in the road of development for India. The connectivity problem among the cities and villages restricts the speed of development of various projects across the nation.
The government of India had earlier launched several programs such as Pradhan Mantri Grameen Sadak Yojna and Golden Quadrilateral projects to develop the road connectivity across the country.
The Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has now decided to give the highest priority to development of quality highways in the country. He has said that the government has planned to implement a determined Rs 2.20 lakh crore program to improve the National Highways Network in the country. According to him, the program would be completed in the next five years through public-private partnership.
PM said this during his visit to Assam, where he laid the foundation stone for a bridge over Brahmaputra River in Guwahati.
What is true for Assam is true for the rest of India as well. India has one of the largest road networks in the world and our Government has given highest priority to the development of better quality National Highways and construction of rural roads.
The government always announces different projects to develop the road network in the country without concentrating on ‘How to Implement’. There is a need to implement the projects at the ground level with same kind of determination too.
The previous projects have still not completed due to the many problems such as land acquisitions, land mafias, and the corruption at the implementation level. The government should cooperate with the state governments to implement the project and invest the money through proper channel for the better works.