Rs 5,35,000 crore Bharatmala Project status: Here are the updates you need to know
Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari today said that the Bharatmala Pariyojna Phase-I was approved at an estimated outlay of Rs 5,35,000 Crore. A total of 24,800-kilometre length of National Highways have been considered in Phase-I as well as 10,000 km residual road works under NHDP. Under this program, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has identified stretches for development of about 9,000 km length of Economic corridors, about 6,000 km length of Inter-corridor and feeder roads, about 5,000 km length of National Corridors Efficiency improvements, about 2,000 km length of Border and International connectivity roads, about 2,000 km length of Coastal and port connectivity roads, about 800 km length of Expressways, the minister said in a written reply to Rajya Sabha.
Project in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana.
"No road project in the States of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana has been envisaged under Border and International Connectivity roads component of this programme," said Gadkari.
As many as 17 road projects having an aggregate length of about 701.4 km have been approved under Bharatmala Pariyojana Phase-I till March, 2019 in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Out of 17 projects, 15 road projects having an aggregate length of about 631.7 km have been awarded till March, 2019 in both the states.
However, under Border Roads and International Connectivity Roads component of Bharatmala Pariyojana Phase-I, seven road projects with an aggregate length of about 1,042 km and total cost as Rs. 4,916 crores (approx.) have been awarded till March, 2019 in the entire country.
"Under Coastal Roads and Port Connectivity roads component of this programme, 05 nos. of road projects with total length of about 163 kms and total cost as Rs. 2,469 crores (approx.) have been awarded till March, 2019 in entire country," said Gadkari.
The minister said, "Progress of all the projects is monitored electronically for ensuring completion of projects as per schedule."