Better connectivity: TS gets 12 National Highway projects worth Rs. 8,000 cr

Union minister for road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari inaugurated 12 National Highway projects worth Rs. 8,000 crore and seven CRIF projects in Hyderabad.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  29 April 2022 1:11 PM GMT
Better connectivity: TS gets 12 National Highway projects worth Rs. 8,000 cr

Hyderabad: Union minister for road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari inaugurated 12 National Highway projects worth Rs. 8,000 crore and seven CRIF projects in Hyderabad.

The NH projects, a total length 460 km, will boost inter-state connectivity by enabling seamless travel from Telangana to Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh. The fast-paced highway development will boost trade and commerce in the region and create sustainable employment opportunities for the youth.

A total of 4,996 km National Highway network has been laid in Telangana till March 2022 which was 2,511 km in 2014, Mr. Gadkari said, adding that in the last eight years the NH network has been enhanced by 2,485 km. He assured that it will be further increased in the future.

"I am happy today in Telangana two projects were inaugurated and the foundation stone has been laid for 17 projects. Whatever has been done is just a trailer," the Union minister said.

"I want to tell you that NH infrastructure projects worth Rs. 3 lakh crore will be built in Telangana by December 2024 and I assure you that these roads will be equivalent to those in the United States," Mr. Gadkari added.

The minister said that out of 33 districts in Telangana, 32 have already been linked with NH network, and the remaining one district will be connected soon.

Stating that Hyderabad was a major IT hub and the engine of the country's economic growth, he said the prosperity of Telangana will lead to the progress of the nation. He said five out of the 26 green express highways being built in the country will pass through Telangana.

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