Govt to revive 189 stalled projects

Govt to revive 189 stalled projects

Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday said stalled highways projects worth Rs 1.8 lakh crore will be rolled out in a month's span after clearing the issues.

Projects initiated by the previous UPA government are stuck due to issues in land acquisition and securing green clearances. The NDA would address these issues on priority, Gadkari said, addressing a summit on highways by PHD Chamber here.

“As many as 189 projects with a cost of Rs 1,80,000 crore are stuck due to problems in land acquisition, delays in forest and environment clearances, non-transfer of defence land and hurdles in rail over bridges.....hurdles will be removed by August 15 and work will start on these,” Gadkari said. For projects worth Rs 2 lakh crore, Detailed Project Report  will be prepared soon, after which the government would take steps to get environment and forest clearances and land acquisition, the minister said.

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