New Delhi: The Government of India approved Bharatmala Pariyojana Phase-I in October 2017 with an aggregate length of about 34,800 km (including 10,000 km residual NHDP stretches) at an estimated outlay of Rs. 5,35,000 crores which also included about 800 km length of expressways.
Development of road stretches is taken up post finalisation of alignment (greenfield or brownfield), cost estimates, land acquisition requirement etc. based on the outcome of Detailed Project Report (DPR) and Feasibility Study, with due consideration to traffic density, upgrade requirements, Right of Way (ROW) determination, project viability, inter-se-priority and availability of funds.
Bharatmala Pariyojana Phase-I is targeted for completion in 2021-22.
This information was given by Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways in reply to a question in Parliament today.
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