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Work on 5 highways complete, seven others to be launched soon: Gadkari

Work on the Vadodara-Mumbai project will begin this year, he added

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Nitin Gadkari

The government has started work on five including Delhi-Meerut while other seven projects will be launched soon, Union Minister said on Wednesday .

"We are constructing 12 new express Work on five has already started. These include Eastern Peripheral expressway which will be completed by August 15 this year and Delhi-Meerut expressway," Road Transport, and Shipping Minister Gadkari said addressing the media in New Delhi.

After inaugurating an exhibition at India Integrated Transport & Logistics Summit 2017, the minister said work will begin on Vadodara-Mumbai project this year.

"Alignments for Delhi-Jaipur and Delhi-Ludhiana- Amritsar-Katra have been finalised," he said.

The other projects he said include 250 km Bangalore- expressway besides Hyderabad-Vijaywada and Nagpur-projects.

The Minister said the road building pace has reached 23 km a day at present and would touch 40 km a day in March 2018.

He said a massive road network will be built under Bharatmala that would include in border areas and hilly terrains besides road connectivity to district headquarters and tribal areas.

First Published: Wed, May 03 2017. 21:10 IST