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Government of India
Ministry of Road Transport & Highways
03-August-2015 18:14 IST
Pace of Bharat Mala Project

The preparatory work for the Bharat Mala project has been fast tracked with the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) inviting bids for preparing Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) along the borders and coast lines.

The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has undertaken detailed review of National Highway(NH) network with a view to improve connectivity in border area including coastal boundary covering development of about 7000 Kms of NHs under Bharatmala Pariyojana at an estimated cost of Rs. 80,000/- crores in consultations with State Governments. However, project is yet to be formally launched. Bids for project preparation have been called in anticipation of investment approval. Preparations of Detailed Project Report (DPR) take about one year.

This information was given by Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways, Shri Pon. Radhakrishnan in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today.