Centre to extend road connectivity under ‘PMGSY’ phase 3 and establish 4G mobile towers connectivity in 44 districts



The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, under PM Narendra Modi, approved the the continuation of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana-I and II for completion of balance road and bridge works up to September 2022 and continuation of road connectivity project for left wing extremism affected areas (RCPLWEA) upto March, 2023.

The move is expected to enable completion of works in the north-east and hilly area, which are often stalled because of unfavorable weather conditions and Covid-induced lockdown.

This includes construction of 32,152 km of roads in far-flung areas of the country at a cost of Rs 33,822 crore. The areas hit by Left-Wing Extremism and the tribal areas are going to be benefitted from this, the government said.

Further, when combined with works under PMGSY-III, it will cost Rs 1,12,419 crore, including state share, to be spent between 2021-22 and 2024-25 for completion of all the ongoing interventions of PMGSY, information and broadcasting minister Anurag Thakur said.

“Majority of pending works under PMGSY-I and II are in the North-East and Hill States due to factors such as COVID lockdown, extended rains, winters, forest issues,” the government said after the Cabinet meeting .

“The states have been requesting the central government for an extension of time to complete these crucial works related to the rural economy. Extension of time upto September, 2022 is being granted to help these states to complete the balance works,” it added.


The road connectivity project of left wing extremism affected areas (RCPLWEA, which was started in 2016 to improve connectivity in 44 LWE affected districts in 9 states, is being extended upto March, 2023 for completion of these projects which are very critical from communication and security point of view.


The road connectivity project of left wing extremism affected areas (RCPLWEA, which was started in 2016 to improve connectivity in 44 LWE affected districts in 9 states, is being extended upto March, 2023 for completion of these projects which are very critical from communication and security point of view.

So far, 5,714 km road length and 358 bridge works are yet to be completed and another 1,887 km road length and 40 bridges are being sanctioned.