Bhopal: Failing to bear upon the Central government over the pathetic condition of the national highways in the state, Madhya Pradesh BJP has decided to erect hoardings on these highways that would contain the message that the responsibility of maintaining such roads lies with the Centre.

The hoardings would read: “Maintenance of National Highway is the responsibility of Central Government”.

The decision to this effect was taken in a meeting of the state BJP coordination committee, which was attended by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, BJP National General Secretary (Organisation) Ramlal and president of the state unit, Prabhat Jha.

Chouhan will also go to New Delhi on August 26 to meet the concerned Union Ministers to highlight the condition of National Highways in the state.

The length of National Highways in the state is 4000 km, which very often witnesses massive traffic jams and accidents due to lack of maintenance.

The Chief Minister, in the past, has tried to communicate with the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways on several occasions through emails to bring to his notice the condition of the Highways.

But with no response coming from the Centre’s end, the state government also urged the Central government to bring maintenance of NHs in the state under the State List.

Chouhan had highlighted the poor condition of Highways in his Independence Day speech.

JPN/Bureau