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The Economics and Politics of Resettlement in India by Madhu Bala, Shobhita Jain

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Chapter 9

Gender Issues in State Road Projects

Parthapriya Ghosh

Background

The Government of Uttar Pradesh (GoUP) is in the process of formulating the Uttar Pradesh State Roads Project (UPSRP). The aim of the project is to improve the performance of the state's road transport by improving road conditions and capacity, along with the development of the in-house capabilities of the Public Works Department (PWD) to plan, develop and maintain the Uttar Pradesh roads network. PWD is the lead GoUP agency for the project. A strategic options study (SOS) was carried out by local consultants in May 1996 for the PWD. It identified about 2,724 km of state highways (SH) and major district roads (MDRs) where reduced carriage width and/or pavement deterioration ...

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