Roadways

Road project to link 100 districts gets underway

DELHI

After Bharat Mala and Sagar Mala — aimed at improving road connectivity in border areas and coastal regions respectively — the government has now cleared plans to connect 100 of the 676 district headquarters in the country with world-class highways.

The Rashtriya Rajmarg Zila Sanjoyokta Pariyojna, approved by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a review meeting last week, entails development of 6,600 km of highways at an estimated cost of about Rs 60,000 crore, reports Financial Express.

“Under the Rashtriya Rajmarg Zila Sanjoyokta Pariyojna, roads will be developed to connect 100 district headquarters across the country. The 6,600 km of national highways do not have uniform configuration across the length… These would be upgraded to ensure better connectivity,” said a senior official in the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH).

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