Centre approves Rs 6,461-cr National Highway project

Centre approves Rs 6,461-cr National Highway project

Centre approves Rs 6,461-cr National Highway project

The Centre on Wednesday approved a Rs 6,461-crore project for the development of 1,120 km of national highways in five states including Karnataka.

“The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has given its approval for the development of 1,120 km of National Highways in the states of Karnataka, Odisha, Bihar, Rajasthan and West Bengal,” a statement from the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said.

The work for the development to two-lane standards is under phase-I of the National Highways Interconnectivity Improvement Project (NHIIP) with World Bank assistance, it said.

“The revised estimated cost is Rs 6,461 crore, including cost of land acquisition, resettlement and rehabilitation and other pre-construction activities,” the statement added.
The implementation of the projects has already begun. Civil works are expected to be completed by July 2019, and maintenance works are expected to be completed by July, 2024.

The project will ensure safe, fast and all-weather movement of traffic on the proposed National Highways mostly located in backward regions thereby improving socio-economic development.

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