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Govt approves Rs 17,000-crore highways projects for 9 states

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The government of India had approved highway projects worth about Rs 17,000 crore for 9 states. These projects have been built under National Highways Development Project (NHDP). Govt approves Rs 17,000-crore highways projects for 9 states

 Key Highlights

  • These projects are built for Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Kerala, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Punjab.
  • Under these 18 projects will be built with about 1,000 kms of highways for 9 states
  • These projects will attract investors in the highway building sector.
  • This is a fast –track highway project.
  • Under the hybrid allowance mode the project include Rs 549 and Rs 633 crore ring roads/ bypasses for Nagpur city, Rs 829 crore Taleja to Mahuva section, Rs 764 crore Mahuva to Kagavadar section, Rs 719 crore Kagavadar to Una section and Rs 758 crore Una to Kodinar section in Gujarat.

The projects include

  1. Rs 1,249 crore Bar-Bilara-Jodhpur extend on NH 112 in Rajasthan
  2. Rs 1,453 crore Mukkola Junction-Kerala stretches in Kerala
  3. Rs 426 crore Kamrej-Chaltan stretch on NH 8 in Gujarat
  4. Rs 813 crore Aligarh-Muradabad elongate in Uttar Pradesh
  5. Rs 1,070 crore of Jalandhar bypass-Hoshiarpur-Punjab/Himachal Pradesh border in Punjab
  6. Rs 995 crore Karnataka/AP border to Gooty section on NH 67 in Andhra Pradesh
  7. Rs 1,102 crore projects in Maharashtra
  8. Rs 491 and Chhattisgarh and
  9. Rs 1,280 crore Dhule to Aurangabad section of NH 211 in Maharashtra, under EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) mode.

 Keys

  • Minister of Road Transport and Highways – Nitin Gadkari