Expansion of highways in five states gets govt's nod

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Expansion of highways gets govt nod
New Delhi, July 9: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday approved four- and six-laning of highways covering over 676 kilometres in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Delhi, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh at a total cost of about Rs 13,987 crore.

"The CCEA today approved development of four-laning of the Kazahakkottum-Mukkola section of National Highway (NH) 47 in Kerala at an approximate cost of Rs 587.49 crore and the length is 26.79 km," according to sources.

The 95.38-km long Ambala-Kaithal section (four-laning) of NH 65 in Haryana will be undertaken at a cost of about Rs 1,176.48 crore. Likewise, four-laning of Yadgiri-Warangal section of NH 163 in Andhra Pradesh will be done.

CCEA also approved four-laning of 159.30-km long Bikaner-Falodi section of NH 15

After the completion of this phase, the Hyderabad and Warangal stretch covering a total length of 99.10 km will be developed into four-lane at a cost of around Rs 1,487.95 crore. Four-laning of Sultanpur-Varanasi section of NH 56 in Uttar Pradesh, spreading over 146.22 km, will also be completed at a cost of about Rs 1,975.83 crore.

The CCEA also approved four-laning of 159.30-km long Bikaner-Falodi section of NH 15 in Rajasthan at an estimated cost of Rs 903.40 crore. On the Delhi-Meerut expressway, construction of connected roads would be undertaken.

"There will be six- to eight-laning of NH 24 (Hapur bypass), six laning of NH 58 (Delhi-UP border), six-laning of NH 235 (Delhi-UP). The total cost is about Rs 7,855.87 crore and the length is 150.14 km," sources added.

PTI

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