PM pushes for completion of key infra projects
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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday pushed for completion of projects in key infrastructure sectors like railways, roads and ports as he took stock of the performance of these sectors, vital for revival of the sagging economy.
At a two-hour long meeting, ministers of the railways, ports and road presented the progress reports on the targets set in June this year. Finance Minister P Chidambaram and Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia were also present in the meeting, among others.
Sources privy to the meeting said that the roads ministry exuded confidence of building 3,000 km highways this fiscal, 25 per cent more than 2,400 km built in the last fiscal.
The shipping ministry has pointed out that out of the targeted 42 projects, 38 would be completed before March. Work on certain projects could not be carried in full swing during the monsoon period.
Sources said the Prime Minister laid special emphasis on completion of the projects in time and asked the ministries concerned to focus on completion of the ongoing projects.
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