Cabinet approves upgradation of National Highways covering over 780 kms: How you will be benefited
The Cabinet Committee, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Friday approved rehabilitation and upgradation of stretches of various National Highways covering a total length of over 780 kms in the States of Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh.
The Cabinet Committee, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Friday approved rehabilitation and upgradation of stretches of various National Highways covering a total length of over 780 kms in the States of Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh. The upgradation will be done with a total of investment of Rs 7662.47 crore which includes a loan component of Rs 3500 crore (USD 500 Million).
The loan assistance of the World Bank will be under Green National Highways Corridor Project (GNHCP). The project also includes the maintenance of these National Highways stretches for 5 years (in the case of flexible pavement)/10 years (in the case of rigid pavement) after completion of construction.
The project would also include strengthening of the Highway/Bridge Engineering Lab in the IAHE (Indian Academy of Highway Engineers) for testing of materials to assess quality of works and impact of interventions in climate resilience; enhancement of road safety through safety audits at design, implementation and operation & maintenance stages; capacity building of Central Institute of Road Transport (CIRT), Pune for crash investigation; and Research & Development studies on relevant topics.
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How you will be benefited?
The improved highways will reduce travel time for vehicular traffic, an official statement read. It said that valuable working hours of the people will be saved.
"The efficiency of the public will be increased considerably. Secondly, the wear and tear of the fast moving vehicles will be minimized because of the smooth movement of vehicular traffic, besides resulting in saving in fuel consumption," the statement read.
The selected stretches are passing through industrial areas, rich agricultural belt, tourist places, religious places, and areas which are backward in terms of growth and income. After completion of this project, the connectivity will be improved which help to generate more revenue for the States as well as income for the local public.
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