NHAI to take up 1000 km length Express way project: Muniyappa

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Bangalore, Aug 23 (UNI) The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has a proposal to take up 1000 kms green-field express highway project in the country including Bangalore-Chennai and New Delhi-Meerut costing Rs 15000 crore, Union Minister of State for Surface Transport and Ports, K H Muniyappa, said today.

Speaking to newspersons here, he said that the survey was being conducted for the proposed green-field highway project for which NHAI will spend a minimum of Rs 15 crore per Km which would be built with world standard benchmark.

The minister said that the proposed Highway for which NHAI had appointed consultants to conduct the survey, was expected to be received by the end of this year. The consultants will also utilise the satellite images in conducting the survey to ascertain the alignment.

The proposed Express Highways envisaged by NHAI are Chennai-Bangalore (350-km), Meerut-New Delhi (88 km),Kolkata-Dhanbad (380-km) and Vadodra-Mumbai (200-km).

''After the survey,the NHAI authorities will seek feasibility report before initiating tender works for the new green field highway projects'' he said.

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