Centre eyes state highways with high traffic for lane expansion

01 Nov 2022

The Centre is mulling a scheme under which it will take over state highways having high-traffic density for expansion. Union Minister, Nitin Gadkari, reportedly stated that a state highway will be expanded into a four or six-lane road by the Centre and toll will be collected for 25 years before handing the asset back to the state. The minister, who has built a reputation for constructing mega road projects across the country, stated that the money invested for a particular highway’s expansion into a four to six lane carriageway can be recovered in 12-13 years itself.

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