Bharatmala project: Government to develop 7,000 kms of National Highways for Rs 80,000 crore

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NEW DELHI: The government plans to develop 7,000 kms of National Highways under Bharatmala project at an estimated cost of Rs 80,000 crore to improve connectivity in border and coastal areas.

“The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has undertaken detailed review of National Highways network with a view to improve connectivity in border areas, including coastal boundary, covering development of about 7,000 kms of NHs under Bharatmala Pariyojana,” Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways Pon Radhakrishnan told Rajya Sabha in a written reply.

Radhakrishnan said the project is to be launched at an estimated cost of Rs 80,000 crore in consultation with state governments.

“However, the project is yet to be formally launched,” the Minister said, adding, “bids for project preparation have been called in anticipation of investment approval.”He said the preparation of detailed project report is likely to take about one year.

 

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