New Delhi: The Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways Nitin Gadkari stated in Parliament today that the Government of India had 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 crore.
The Bharatmala Pariyjana plans for the development of about 9,000 km length of Economic corridors, about 6,000 km of Inter-corridor and feeder roads, about 5,000 km of National Corridors Efficiency improvements, about 2,000 km of Border and International connectivity roads, about 2,000 km of Coastal and port connectivity roads, and about 800 km of Expressways.
A total of 255 road projects with an aggregate length of about 10,699 km have been approved till October 2019 under Bharatmala Pariyojana with a total cost of Rs. 2,64,916 crore approximately. Bharatmala Pariyojana Phase-I is targeted for completion by 2021-22.
This information was given by the Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.
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