The public works department(PWD) carries out periodic repair of village roads after every eight years and of state highways and major roads after every four years, according to the details shared by the public works department regarding periodic repair schedule for state highways and other roads with the members during the ongoing budget session of the legislative assembly.
The department will also cover villages and localities which have a population of at least 250 individuals as per 2011 census but are not connected through road network under two schemes (Pt Deen Dayal Upadhyay scheme and NABARD‘s rural infrastructure development fund).
Describing the schedule it follows for regular and periodic repair of carriageways that exist in the state, senior officials on Saturday said that repairs and maintenance of state highways and major roads would take place every fourth year while that of village roads would be initiated after eight years of construction.
The department has also carried out maintenance works of 100 state highways, 17 major district roads and 481 other district roads across the state till December last year. Out of the 598 works that were done last year, the department initiated only 21 works where new roads and carriageways were laid out to provide better connectivity to road users.