Gopeshwar, Nov 13 (PTI) Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat Tuesday said the state government has saved crores of rupees by re-estimating exaggerated approximations of project costs.

“We have had the costs of various projects re-estimated and restrained the tendency of submitting exaggerated estimates. This has enabled the state government to save crores of rupees,” Rawat said, addressing an election meeting here.

Citing examples, Rawat said Rs 19 crore was saved in the construction of a flyover on Dehradun-Haridwar National Highway and Rs 11 crore in the construction of a tunnel on Dehradun-Saharanpur National Highway.

The chief minister, who was campaigning for BJP nominee Pushpa Paswan for the forthcoming civic body polls, spoke on the state government’s policy of zero tolerance to corruption, saying more than 50 people involved in graft cases were put behind bars in recent months.

The chief minister said the state government had more than doubled the budgetary allocation for civic bodies.

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