SETU BHARATAM PARIYOJNA
In this programme the ministry has planned to remove all the level crossings on national highways by constructing ROBS and RUBS. To achieve this, state-wise consultants have been appointed for approximately 214 ROBS/RUBS, out of which the ministry will be sanctioning/awarding around 100 ROBS/RUBS for construction during 2015-16. Remaining ROBS/RUBS will be sanctioned/ awarded during 2016-17. Regarding bridges, the ministry has identified approximately 1500 weak/narrow old bridges for which consultants are being appointed. The ministry has made a target of sanctioning 50 major bridges during 2015-16 and another 100 major bridges in 2016-17. This will also help in streamlining movement of over dimensional and overweight vehicles on national highways which will in turn help in development of heavy industry and the Make in India programme. In parallel a programme for survey of all bridges along the national highways to be conducted twice each year has been launched. This will provide timely inputs regarding the status of each structure and help in identifying and prioritising the bridge projects to be taken up under the Setu Bharatam programme.