Union Cabinet Approves Mega Rs 7lakh crore Project to Develop 83,000 km Highways

Posted on:25 Oct 2017 09:24:17
Union Cabinet Approves Mega Rs 7lakh crore Project to Develop 83,000 km Highways
25 October 2017 Current Affairs: The Union Cabinet approved the biggest ever highway project to develop and expand approximately 83,000 km of roads at an investment of Rs 6.9 lakh crore by 2022.

The project also includes the new 28,400 km Bharatmala highway program connecting border areas, improving international, port and coastal connectivity. 

Bharatmala is government's mega plan and the second-largest highways project after National Highway Development Project that saw the development of about 50,000 km and aims at improving connectivity in border and other areas.

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