7 Lakh Crore For Highways - To Lift Economy & Give Jobs

The government on Tuesday approved the biggest highway construction plan so far in the country, to develop approximately 83,677 km of roads at an investment of Rs 6.92 lakh crore by 2022. The highway construction programme is aimed at pushing economic activity and generating at least 14.2 crore man-days across the country over the next five years. 

The programme includes the Bharatmala scheme, under which 34,800 km of highways would be constructed at the cost of Rs 5.35 lakh crore, finance secretary Ashok Lavasa said. Under Bharatmala, the road transport and highways ministry will construct 9,000 km of economic corridors across the country. 
 

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