Govt approves highway contracts worth ₹6k crore

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Government today approved eight highway projects worth Rs 6,000 crore for six states – Punjab, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh and Odisha.With today’s approval, the number of projects cleared by Road Transport and Highways Ministry this month so far has swelled to 37, entailing a total investment of about Rs 34,000 crore.“The Ministry has approved eight projects with a total length of about 350 kms and aggregate total project cost of Rs 6,000 crore,” Road Transport and Highways Secretary Sanjay Mitra said.