New Delhi: Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, has approved a project worth Rs 573.13 crore for Telangana and Andhra Pradesh and project in Haryana with a budget of Rs.1322.13 Crore.
Better connectivity between Telangana and Chhattisgarh
In a series of tweets, the minister announced the Widening of existing 2 lane road to 2 lane with Paved shoulders from Hyderabad-Bhupalapatnam section of NH-163 in Mulugu district, Telangana, at the total cost of Rs. 136.22 Crore.
The Widening of existing 2 lane road to 2 lane with Paved shoulders from Hyderabad-Bhupalapatnam section of NH-163 in Mulugu district, Telangana has been approved at the total cost of Rs. 136.22 Crore. #PragatiKaHighway #GatiShakti @kishanreddybjp @bandisanjay_bjp
— Nitin Gadkari (@nitin_gadkari) November 23, 2022
“The project stretch connects major tourist places namely Laknavaram lake & Bogatha Waterfalls. The development of this stretch will improve the interstate connectivity between Telangana and Chhattisgarh,” the minister said.
The minister said Mulugu district is a Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected district & the development of this stretch would help the Government to have control over LWE activities.
Approved project in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh
The minister also approved rehabilitation and upgradation to 2/4 lane with paved shoulders on NH-167K including the approaches of Iconic Bridge across river Krishna in Nagarkurnool district in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh has been approved at the total cost of Rs. 436.91 Crore on EPC mode.
“The NH-167K would reduce the distance between Hyderabad/Kalwakurthy & important destinations like Tirupati, Nandyala/ Chennai by about 80 Km as the traffic presently following NH-44 will take to NH-167K after completion,” Gadkari said.
He said Nandyala is an important trading center for agricultural products & forest products as it is nearer to Nallamala Forest.
The sanctioned Iconic Bridge at Kollapur would be the Gateway for both the States and helps promote tourism, he added.
Project in Bhiwani and Hisar districts of Haryana
The minister approved the 4-Laning of Bhiwani-Hansi road section of NH-148B under Bharatmala Pariyojana in Bhiwani and Hisar districts in the state of Haryana with a budget of Rs.1322.13 Crore.
He said the project would provide fast movement & good inter-district connectivity in Haryana.
The minister said the development of this section would also improve the overall efficiency of the long route traffic and freight movement that would ensure smooth and safe traffic flow as well as substantial reduction in travel time and reduced Vehicle Operating Cost (VOC).
The project would give a boost to the basic infrastructure in Haryana that would give momentum to the overall economic development of the region, he added.