Friday, October 7th, 2022

Budget Outlay Of INR1,18,101 Cr For Ministry Of Road Transport And Highways

Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman announced several measures to augment road infrastructure in the Union Budget 2021-22.

An enhanced outlay of `1,18,101 crore has been provided for the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.

Over 13,000 km length of roads, at a cost of `3.3 lakh crore, has already been awarded under the `5.35 lakh crore Bharatmala Pariyojana of which 3,800 km have been constructed.

A 3,500 km of national highway works in Tamil Nadu has been planned at an investment of `1.03 lakh crore.

A 1,100 km national highway works will be taken up in Kerala at an investment of `65,000 crore including 600 km section of Mumbai-Kanyakumari corridor, 675 km highway works in West Bengal at a cost of `25,000 crore.

National highway works of around `19,000 crore are currently in progress in Assam. Further works of more than `34,000 crore, covering more than 1300 km of national highways, will be undertaken in the state in the coming three years.

Other important projects such as 260 km of Delhi-Mumbai Expressway will be awarded before 31 March 2021; 278 km work of the Bengaluru-Chennai Expressway will be initiated in FY21 and construction will begin in FY22.

Work on 210 km Delhi-Dehradun economic corridor will be initiated in FY21 and construction will begin in FY22. Similarly, work on 63 km Kanpur-Lucknow Expressway providing an alternate route to NH-27 will be initiated in FY22.

Under Chennai-Salem corridor, 277 km expressway will be awarded and construction would start in FY22 and under Raipur-Vishakhapatnam corridor, 464 km passing through Chhattisgarh, Odisha and North Andhra Pradesh will be awarded in FY21 and construction will start in FY22.

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