Roads and Bridges

                                  In Monsoon Season specially on June 16, 17, 2013 unprecedented and very heavy rain fall in State of Uttarakhand caused the breaching of roads at many locations and washed away multiple bridges. Traffic was disrupted along all the National Highways and link roads in the region.Out of approximately 31430 Km. total road network of Public Work Department (PWD) Roads, 13 No. of NH, 35 No. of SH, 2385 No. of roads of Other Category of roads, 86 No. of Motor bridges & 172 No of Bridle Bridges were damaged/closed for traffic and 4200 No,s of villages disconnected for communication. PWD deployed departmental as well as hired Dozer’s/J.C.B’s and temporary labourers & installed trolleys for restoration of communication to above closed roads & bridges.Based on the findings of Joint Rapid Damage and Needs Assessment, World Bank and ADB team, World Bank agreed for providing Credit of Rs. 155 Million $ for Re-construction of Other District Roads (ODR’s) Village Roads (V/R), Bridle Road and Bridle Bridges as follows-


Category Of Roads
       In M $      
 In Rs. Crore 
 Bridle Roads/Bridle Bridges   


                               For the implementation of the reconstruction work Uttarakhand Government has created a separate Program Implementation Unit (PIU) at Dehradun and separate fields units comprising 1 Chief Engineer, 3 Superintending Engineers and 11, Executive Engineers have been posted in different Districts.

  • Construction of 215 Village Roads and Other District Roads worth 726.71 crores with total of 1494 km length has been sanctioned by High Powered Committee.
  • Construction of 26 bridges 148.36 crores with total of 1928 m span has been sanctioned by High Powered Committee.
  • 135 contracts have been awarded so far worth 838.38 crores.
  • Work started on 130 packages (233 sub projects(road & Bridges) ).


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