Road Ministry Takes Up 5,422 Km-Construction Projects In Left Wing Extremism Affected Areas


The Road Transport and Highways Ministry has taken up 5,422 km lengthy street development initiatives at a complete price of Rs 8,673 crore in Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected areas in 9 states, Parliament was knowledgeable on Thursday.

Replying to a query within the Lok Sabha, Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari stated out of 5,422 km lengthy street development initiatives, 4,932 km has been accomplished and the steadiness works are in progress.

‘Projects for development of roads in Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected areas in 9 states with a complete size of 5,422 km at a complete price of Rs 8,673 Crore have been taken up by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.

‘Out of this, 4,932 km has been accomplished and the steadiness works are in progress,’ Gadkari stated.

Replying to a separate query, he stated 5 greenfield expressways and 17 access-controlled highways, comprising a size of 8,142 km, have been envisaged for the event in Bharatmala Pariyojana Phase-I.

‘Out of which, 1,025 km size has been accomplished, in 1,242 km size development work is happening. Works within the size of 1,726 km have been awarded. The remaining size is in numerous phases reminiscent of bidding/DPR phases,’ the minister knowledgeable.

According to Gadkari, the event of various kinds of corridors/expressways in Bharatmala Pariyojana will optimise the effectivity of motion of products and other people throughout the nation via the adoption of a coherent hall strategy based mostly on the Origin-Destination (O-D) precept.

The O-D precept seeks to attach the manufacturing with the consumption centres, and it’ll allow the connection of all 550 districts within the nation via the NH linkages.

The minister stated the bridging of essential infrastructure gaps within the present freeway community shall improve protected and seamless visitors motion and in flip, have a constructive affect on the Logistic Performance Index (LPI) of the nation.

(PTI)




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