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Will expedite highway projects, E-way: Centre to UP

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Centre today assured that its highway projects will be taken up on a priority basis, including a proposed six-lane expressway envisaging investment to the tune of Rs 9,600 crore.

Chairing a review meeting to take stock of the progress of highway projects in Uttar Pradesh, Road Transport and Minister assured UP Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya of all possible support to the state for expediting highway works, said an official.

Gadkari reviewed the progress on the proposed six-lane expressway project for Bundelkhand from Tiruwa to Jhansi via Agra-Expressway, to be built at a cost of about Rs 9,600 crore, he said.

It has been proposed to build six lanes till Jhansi and later on four lanes via Trikoot to

The project had been given in-principle nod in July.

Besides, a proposal to construct a ring road for all major cities in UP, including Allahabad, Lucknow, Gorakhpur, Bareilly, Kanpur, Moradabad and Meerut, was also discussed.

The state has submitted proposals for converting 109 roads into national highways, of which 10 have already been notified as national while in-principle approval has been given to 48. Fifty one highway stretches are in the process of being declared as NHs.

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First Published: Tue, September 12 2017. 22:02 IST