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Prime Minister's Office
29-June-2016 20:23 IST
Cabinet approval of road projects in Odisha and Punjab will improve the infrastructure and connectivity: PM


The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has said that the CCEA approval of road projects in Odisha and Punjab will help improve the infrastructure and connectivity in these states. In a series of tweets, he said

“CCEA approved the development of four laning of Phagwara-Rupnagar Section of NH-344A in Punjab.

The cost is estimated to be Rs.1444.42 crore and total length of the road to be developed is approximately 80.820 kms.

Project will improve infrastructure in Punjab & will also help in uplifting the socio-economic condition of this region in the State.

CCEA approved the development of four laning of Angul-Sambalpur Section of NH-42 (New NH-55) in Odisha.

The cost is estimated to be Rs. 2491.53 crore and total length of the road to be developed is approximately 151 kms.

The project will help in expediting the improvement of infrastructure in Odisha and in reducing the time and cost of travel for traffic…particularly heavy traffic, plying between Angul and Sambalpur section.

CCEA approved the development of four laning of Aurangabad-Telwadi Section of NH-211 in Maharashtra.

The cost is estimated to be Rs.2028.91 crore and total length of the road to be developed is approximately 87 kms.

Development of this stretch will also help uplifting the socio-economic condition and also increase employment potential for people.”

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