MoRTH announces slew of highway projects across several states
The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has announced a slew of road development projects, including rehabilitation, widening, and development of new roads in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Punjab, and northeast India.
Road developments projects that have been announced by the ministry in Bihar, Punjab, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Northeast India:
- MoRTH has approved rehabilitation and widening work for two lanes of the existing national highway between Bhagalpur-Kahalgaon-Mirzachowki at a budget of Rs 566.15 crore in Bihar.
- The ministry also announced the rehabilitation and widening work for the national highway between Munger-Sultanganj-Bhagalpur-Mirzachowki at a cost of Rs 477.54 crore.
- For Punjab, the ministry approved a budget of Rs 1,229.38 crore under the Bharatmala Pariyojana Phase-1, a centrally sponsored and funded scheme. The project will include the development of a six-lane greenfield highway between Amritsar and Bathinda and six-lane Jalandhar Bypass from Kahiwan to Kang Sahbu at a cost of Rs 1,754.84 crore.
- The ministry has also approved a six-lane Thatchur highway between Veera Kaveri Rajapuram to Pondavakkam on hybrid annuity model (HAM) under the Bharatmala Pariyojana in Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu for a budget of Rs 1,102.63 crore.
Apart from these, the ministry has also approved several road widening and upgradation projects in the northeastern states of Mizoram, Manipur, and Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh.
5. Announcements have been made for the construction of a section of Tamenglong-Tousem-Lisang–Mahur road (NH-37) to two-lane with paved shoulder in Manipur at a budget of Rs 483.87 crore.
6. The upgradation of two-lane with paved shoulders of a section of the Dulte-Kawlkulh road (international corridor) of NH-6 in Mizoram under Bharatmala Pariyojana has also been approved at a budget of Rs 374.39 crore.