Improved roads vital for rural development: Roja

Citing that road infrastructure is a vital key to rural development, YSR Congress Party MLA R.K. Roja on Monday said that improvement of connectivity was a high priority in Nagari Assembly constituency.

Ms. Roja, after launching a blacktop (BT) road project at Ammagunta village in Vadamalapeta mandal on Monday, said such moves would result in multifaceted growth in agriculture and other core development sectors in rural areas.

In driver’s seat

The Nagari legislator took the gathering at the launch of BT project by surprise when she boarded on an earth-mover with ease and started operating it. When the poclainer crew tried to help her, the cheerful MLA told them that she could dot it herself.

Women gathered in large numbers to see Roja steering the heavy vehicle.

Speaking to the media, Ms. Roja said that the BT road project at Ammagunta was undertaken at a cost of Rs. 50 lakh.

“I have been receiving representations seeking grounding of the BT road works in several villages in Nagari constituency. I am according it a top priority,” she added.

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