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     New Delhi, May 09, 2012: The Central Government has approved proposal for 1946 km roads in Chhattisgarh with an estimated cost of Rs 2620 crore, official sources said today.

     Chhattisgarh Government had submitted 48 estimates covering 1955 km length including bridges thereon for approval under Road Requirement Plan-I (RRP-I), out of which 47 estimates covering 1946 km length have been approved at an estimates cost of Rs 2620 crore, the officials said today.

     On the basis of request made by the State Government and after prioritizing the stretches in consultations with the State Director General of Police/Security forces, 2092 km roads in seven Districts affected by Left Wing Extremism of Chhattisgarh have been identified for development under Road Requirement Plan-I (RRP-I), they said.

     Further, 1338 km road stretches have been identified by the Ministry of Home Affairs of the Government of India under RRP-II for Chhattisgarh, they added.

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