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CCEA approves highway projects worth Rs 8,600 cr

New Delhi: The government today approved over Rs 8,600 crore of highway projects in Uttar Pradesh, Odisha and Chhattisgarh.

 CCEA approves highway projects worth Rs 8,600 cr

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"The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has given its approval for the six laning of the Chakeri-Allahabad section of National Highway in Uttar Pradesh," an official statement said.

The total cost of this project is estimated to be Rs 1999.85 crore and total length of the road will be
approximately 145 kms.

It has also approved six-laning of the Handia-Varanasi section of National Highway in Uttar Pradesh. This project's cost is estimated to be Rs 2378.59 crore and total length of the road will be approximately 72.4 kms.

These projects will help expedite improvement of infrastructure in Uttar Pradesh and also in reducing the time and cost of travel for traffic.

The CCEA also approved six-laning of Baleshwar-Chandikhole section of National Highway in Odisha.

The project cost is estimated to be Rs 2296.82 crore and total length of the road will be approximately 137 kms.

The CCEA has given its approval for development of four to six laning of the Raipur-Bilaspur section of National Highway in Chhattisgarh. The cost is estimated to be Rs 1,963.88 crore and total length of the road will be approximately 127 kms.

The work for these approved road projects will be under the National Highways Development Project (NHDP) Phase-V.

PTI

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Updated Date: Feb 20, 2015 12:46:53 IST