Telangana: As many as 23 National Highway (NH) projects are to be taken up in the state, according to data from official sources.
Hyderabad, Dec 7: The Center has decided to give top priority to the development of road infrastructure in the state with the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) planning to spend Rs 76,000 crore to expand the road network over the next few years. According to data from official sources, 23 National Highway (NH) projects are to be taken up in the state. Believe it or not, the budget for the construction of National Highways for a length of 1,517 km is around Rs 47,516 crore. They will be taken in phases.
In addition, NHAI is preparing a DPR for 10 different projects in the state at an estimated cost of Rs 28,911 crore. The total length of these road projects is 818 km. Projects worth Rs 12,841 crore are already in progress in the state. Once completed, these ongoing projects will provide a new road network for a length of 786 km. Union Minister for Culture, Tourism and Donor G Kishan Reddy said that the length of National Highway construction in Telangana in the last eight years has exceeded what was done by governments between 1947 and 2014. Between 1947 and 2014, 2500 km of National Highway length was added in Telangana followed by another 2500 km in the state.
“The Government of India is spending Rs 1.04 lakh crore on 3700 km of ongoing and upcoming projects in Telangana. The prestigious Regional Ring Road project, about 350 km long, will be constructed with Rs 20,000 crore of Government of India funding. Meanwhile, NHAI has invited tenders for the construction of a greenfield highway between Mancherial and Warangal at an estimated cost of Rs 2,500 crore.It will be a four-lane road covering a distance of 108 km from Narva village in Mancherial to Oorugonda village in Warangal district. Will be an access-controlled greenfield highway.
Rs 76,000 crore will be spent on new highways in Telangana
Story first published: Wednesday, December 7, 2022, 21:35 [IST]