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Govt approves Rs 6,728 cr for 8 stretches on Frontier Highway, ET Infra

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<p> Nitin Gadkari, Union Road Transport and Highways Minister</p>
Nitin Gadkari, Union Road Transport and Highways Minister

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has approved an allocation of Rs 6,728.33 crore for constructing eight stretches on NH-913 (Frontier Highway) in Arunachal Pradesh as Intermediate Lane Road, spanning 305.50 km on Engineering Procurement Construction (EPC) mode, an official statement said on Thursday.

Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari in a post on X said the development aims to enhance connectivity to border areas, fostering socio-economic progress.

The Frontier Highway construction is expected to curb migration, encourage reverse habitation towards Arunachal Pradesh’s border regions, Gadkari added.

Furthermore, he said these frontier highway stretches will establish crucial road infrastructure, linking significant river basins, facilitating the development of numerous hydropower projects in the state.

According to Gadkari, this predominantly greenfield road will connect sparsely populated Upper Arunachal areas, which are ideal for tourism, projecting increased traffic due to burgeoning tourism in future.

In a separate post on X, Gadkari said the ministry has approved INR 3,549.48 crore for construction and strengthening of various National Highways projects in Madhya Pradesh.

Centre approves INR 1,935 cr worth highway projects for Himachal, Uttarakhand

The minister said in a social media post that approval has been given has been given to upgrade the existing road from Kalar Bala village to Nauni Chowk on National Highway- 205 in Himachal Pradesh’s Solan and Bilaspur districts to 4-lane with painted shoulder at a cost of INR 1244.43 crore.

  • Published On Mar 1, 2024 at 08:18 AM IST

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