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Government of India
Ministry of Road Transport & Highways
16 DEC 2021 2:46PM by PIB Delhi
Setu Bharatam Programme

Government has launched Setu Bharatam Programme to replace Railway Crossing on National Highways by Road over Bridges (ROBs) /Road Under Bridges(RUBs).

Government has taken up construction of such ROBs/RUBs on National Highways under Setu Bharatam programme through its own implementing agencies such as State PWDs, NHAI, and NHIDCL and funds are provided for construction of ROBs/RUBs like other National Highways Projects.

Administrative approval and financial sanction for construction of 123 nos of RoBs/RuBs have been accorded till date under Setu Bharatam Programme.

RoBs/RuBs are sometimes constructed as standalone projects and sometimes as part of improvement project for a section of National Highway. Hence, expenditure figures are not separately maintained for construction of RoBs/RuBs under Setu Bharatam programme.

This information was given by Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Shri Nitin Gadkari in a written reply in the Lok Sabha.

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