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Govt sanctions four national highway projects worth Rs 4,500 crore

The projects announced by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari pertain to the construction, widening, and upgrade of national highways in Assam, Telangana, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh

Construction of the Kanpur-Lucknow expressway is expected to start from December this year, as nearly 70 per cent of the land acquisition is complete.

The government, till December, had awarded projects worth Rs 5.60 trillion under the first phase of Bharatmala project

Dhruvaksh Saha New Delhi
The government has sanctioned four road infrastructure projects worth Rs 4,518.04 crore, including two highways under the Bharatmala project, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Tuesday.

The approved projects pertain to the construction, widening and upgradation of national highways in Assam, Telangana, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh. The four-laning of NH-71 from Madanapalle to Pileru in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh under Bharatmala Pariyojna has been sanctioned with a budget of Rs 1,852.12 crore, the minister of road transport and highways said in a social media post.

Last week, Gadkari had met Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy to review

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First Published: Feb 22 2022 | 2:12 PM IST

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