30 June 2016 Current Affairs: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved four-laning of three national highways in Punjab, Odisha and Maharashtra, at an investment of nearly Rs 6,000 crore, mainly to ease traffic on busy routes.
CCEA approved development of four-laning of Phagwara-Rupnagar section of the national highway in Punjab. The cost is estimated to be Rs 1,444.42 crore. The total length of the road to be developed is approximately 80.820 km.
Four-laning of Angul-Sambalpur section of the national highway in Odisha was also approved on Wednesday. The cost is estimated to be Rs 2,491.53 crore. The total length of the road is approximately 151 km.
Another four-laning project of Aurangabad-Telwadi section of the national highway in Maharashtra was also approved by the CCEA at an estimated cost of Rs 2,028.91 crore, totalling a length of 87 km.